alexa emi-closed Microfluidics Systems in the Modification of
ISSN: 2161-0398

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
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emi-closed Microfluidics Systems in the Modification of Surface Adhesion

LO Prieto-Lopez and Jiaxi Cui*
INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Campus D2 2, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Corresponding Author : Jiaxi Cui
INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials
Campus D2 2, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel: +49(0)6819300350
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: December 11, 2015; Accepted: January 22, 2016; Published: January 25, 2016
Citation: Prieto-Lopez L, Cui J (2016) ‘Semi-closed’ Microfluidics Systems in the Modification of Surface Adhesion. J Phys Chem Biophys 6:200. doi:10.4172/2161-0398.1000200
Copyright: © 2016 Prieto-Lopez L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

When the majority of efforts to control adhesion from surfaces currently focus on a direct modification of the surface, either chemically or physically, perhaps a non-superficial approach where the action occurs underneath the surface can provide a competitive alternative. In this comment we highlight a methodology used to control adhesion from flexible surfaces. This is based on ‘semi-closed’ flexible microfluidics systems. Three basic functionalities are derived from this methodology. In one case the system is used to improve adhesion; in an extreme opposite case to prevent adhesion and in a somehow intermediate functionality it provides a switchable system in which the surface can be reversibly changed from adhesive to non-adhesive.

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