Turning nanodroplets into microbubbles
University of Twente researchers have developed an ultrasound-based method to turn nano-sized liquid droplets into gas-filled microbubbles. The technology can have important implications for therapeutic drug delivery and the treatment of tumors.
At the University of Twente, the magic often happens at a small scale. This is very true for the research of Guillaume Lajoinie and his colleagues. Lajoinie, assistant professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Physics of Fluids, together with assistant professor Tim Segers and Professor Michel Versluis, designed a small chip-like device, shaped like a rectangle, to study the vaporization process of liquid droplets. The device, measuring about one by two centimeters, with two wires attached to one end, turns liquid droplets into gas-filled microbubbles.