Droplet Deformation

Shaped microscopic particles find application in a variety of industries like paint, food, photonics, etc. STFC has developed an innovative technology which provides a unique capability for the deformation of droplets (oils, polar solvents, gels, etc.) through the use of optical traps generated by laser beams. Once the droplets are shaped, they may be polymerised by a variety of ways, producing microscopic particles of fixed shapes and sizes.




Patent Information:
Country Serial No.
United States US12/223186
Japan JP2008-551880
China ZL200780003508.5
France EP7700406.7
Germany EP7700406.7
United Kingdom EP7700406.7
For Information, Contact:
Elizabeth Bain
IP Manager
STFC Innovations
+44 (0) 1925 60 3680
02.g. Materials Technology
03.d. Chemical Tech. & Engg.
03.i. Printing
05.j. Microtech. (physical science)
06.b. Biology/Biotechnology
08.a. Technology for the food industry