Drops and Bubbles as Controlled Traveling Reactors and/or Carriers Including Microfluidics Aspects

  • Manuel G. VelardeEmail author
  • Yuri S. Ryazantsev
  • Ramon G. Rubio
  • Eduardo Guzman
  • Francisco Ortega
  • Antonio Fernandez-Barbero
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 228)


Provided here is a succinct survey of significant features of theory and experiments dealing with drops or bubbles which may act as traveling reactors or mere carriers of appropriate payloads in microfluidic flows and devices. The units could be the seat of inner or surface reactions, internal heat generation, phase transformations or the like that provoke interfacial tension inhomogeneity and eventually controlled, directed or self-propelled motion (Marangoni effect).


Creeping flows Active drops Control of drop motions Micro reactors Micro carriers Drop self-propulsion Microfluidics 



This work was funded in part by EU under Marie Curie ITN CoWet (Grant Number 607861) and by MINECO under grants FIS-2014-62005-EXP and CTQ-2016-78895-R.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manuel G. Velarde
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuri S. Ryazantsev
    • 1
  • Ramon G. Rubio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eduardo Guzman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francisco Ortega
    • 1
    • 2
  • Antonio Fernandez-Barbero
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto Pluridisciplinar, UCMMadridSpain
  2. 2.Departamento de Quimica FisicaUCMMadridSpain
  3. 3.Departamento de Quimica y FisicaUniversidad de AlmeriaAlmeriaSpain

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