430866 Nanomaterial Manufacturing Via Highly Parallelized Microfluidic Network

Wednesday, November 11, 2015: 3:55 PM
253A (Salt Palace Convention Center)
Carson T. Riche1, Emily Roberts2, Malancha Gupta1, Richard Brutchey2 and Noah Malmstadt1, (1)Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, (2)Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

We have designed a network of microreactors to synthesize high-quality nanoparticles in a continuous flow process.  The network design allows single inputs to be split into multiple droplet generating devices.  The droplets act as ultra-low volume reactors for chemical synthesis.  Traditional issues such as feedback between branches, droplet polydispersity, and low throughput are all overcome using our 3D printed network of channels.  We achieve monodisperse nanoparticle products without device fouling or clogging for extended run times.  Fluidic control is demonstrated for high temperature reactions, quenching, and in-line monitoring of the nanoparticle product.

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