Microfluidics: Cells, Droplets, Sprays, and Bubbles
Course ID: PAC1006
Next Course Offering: TBD
Imaging cells, droplets, sprays, and bubbles within microfluidic systems can often be a challenge. Due to the small sizes and relatively fast flow rates in emerging microfluidics applications, it is common that frame rates between 10-100 kfps are required coupled with magnifications running from 5x to upwards of 60x to properly characterize the microscale events. If you and your team need to learn how to characterize such events for the purposes of troubleshooting, fundamental understanding, real-time monitoring, or purely promotional purposes, come join use to learn how to couple a high-speed camera to a microscope.
Vision Research has designed an advanced short course that covers the intricacies of using high-speed cameras for characterizing the rapid movements of micro-sized objects (cells, droplets, bubbles) within and outside of microfluidic devices. The beginning of the course will be focused on lecture and the latter part will deal with case studies and problem solving. This will include how to mount a camera to a microscope, properly light the micro-event, select idealized camera parameters, collect high-speed data, and a variety of analysis packages that can be deployed to analyze the microfluidics data.
- Key concepts in high speed imaging
- Quick review of progress made in Microfluidics
- Key Challenges of Microscale Imaging
- Imaging of Droplets, Cell, and Bubbles
- Cytometry, Sprays, Cavitation, Aerosols
- Experimentation and Case Study results