Vortex Fluidic Device
As can be seen with the current list of examples, the Vortex Fluidic Device allows you to:
· Refold misshapen proteins
· Process oily fluids
· Modify the composition of wine
· Slice carbon nanotubes
· Fabricate mesoporous silica
· React thin films with plasmas
· Develop a wide range of novel chemical transformations
Please see the video below for a conceptual overview of the functioning of the VFD, its operation, and scale-up.
The Vortex Fluidic Technology has been designed and developed with flexibility in mind. This is achieved via a modular, extensible architecture that allows other capabilities – in the form of attachments – to be added to the basic functional unit of each Vortex Fluidic Device. Some of these possible attachments and additional inputs include:
· Vibrational modes & Faraday waves
· Heating / Cooling
· Magnetic Fields
· Real time UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy
Other field effects are being developed to expand the capability and versatility of the VFD.
The attachments allow different energy inputs into thin films being processed by a Vortex Fluidic Device and this permits different types of processing to be performed under different conditions, depending on the nature of the application. The user will appreciate that depending on the attachment being used a Vortex Fluidic Device might be used for both continuous synthetic processing and real-time analytical measurement.