Microfluidic sorting of droplets by size

  • Yung-Chieh Tan
  • Yao Li Ho
  • Abraham Phillip Lee
Short Communication


Droplet sorting by size was achieved in microfluidic channels through controlling the bifurcating junction geometry and the flow rates of the daughter channels. The sorting designs separated droplets with a radius difference of as little as 4 μm. The developed droplet channel design can be potentially used in combination with other particle sorting system to improve the sorting efficiency without the control of electrodes or fluidic valves.


Sorting Droplets Size 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yung-Chieh Tan
    • 1
  • Yao Li Ho
    • 1
  • Abraham Phillip Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of California IrvineIrvineUSA

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