Accurate microfluidic sorting of droplets at 30 kHz

Lab Chip. 2015 Jan 7;15(1):47-51. doi: 10.1039/c4lc01194e.


Fluorescence-activated droplet sorting is an important tool for droplet microfluidic workflows, but published approaches are unable to surpass throughputs of a few kilohertz. We present a new geometry that replaces the hard divider separating the outlets with a gapped divider, allowing sorting over ten times faster.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Equipment Design
  • Fluorescent Dyes
  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques / instrumentation*
  • Microfluidic Analytical Techniques / methods*
  • Sound
  • Spectrometry, Fluorescence


  • Fluorescent Dyes