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Microfluidic Fabrication of Polymeric and Biohybrid Fibers with Predesigned Size and Shape
 

Microfluidic Fabrication of Polymeric and Biohybrid Fibers with Predesigned Size and Shape

Article DOI: 10.3791/50958
January 8th, 2014

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Summary January 8th, 2014

Two adjacent fluids passing through a grooved microfluidic channel can be directed to form a sheath around a prepolymer core; thereby determining both shape and cross-section. Photoinitiated polymerization, such as thiol click chemistry, is well suited for rapidly solidifying the core fluid into a microfiber with predetermined size and shape.

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