Microfluidics: Cells, Droplets, Sprays, and Bubbles
Course ID: PAC1006
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Imaging cells, droplets, sprays, and bubbles within microfluidic systems can often be a challenge. Due to the small sizes of microfluidic applications such as lab on a chip, bioanalyzer(s), and nanotechnology flow rates can be extremely fast. To properly characterize the microscale events it is common that frame rates between 10-100k fps and magnifications from 5x to 60x real size may be needed. Research teams benefits from learning to a fundamental understanding high-speed microfluidics imaging, how to utilize real-time monitoring, and tips for troubleshooting imaging issues. These skills also help to develop promotional materials. 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. How to: mount a camera to a microscope, properly light the micro-event, select idealized camera parameters, and collect high-speed data will be discussed. A variety of analysis packages that can be deployed to analyze the microfluidics data will also be covered.
- 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