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Lab Chip. 2009 Apr 7;9(7):867-9. doi: 10.1039/b819887j. Epub 2009 Feb 24.

Spontaneous, oscillatory liquid transport in surface tension-confined microfluidics.

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  • 1Center for Ecogenomics, The Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA.


A unique, spontaneous, oscillatory flow phenomenon driven by the Marangoni effect on a heterogeneous surface can be used for passive microfluidic pumping.

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