This invention describes a method of producing polymer powders from solution in a compatible solvent using a new device referred to as a microdroplets on demand generator (MODG). The embodiment of this invention is the MODG apparatus and its relevance as a method to extensive application in materials science and technology. Proof of concept is demonstrated using poly(ethylene) glycol polymer microparticles generated with the MODG and captured in a microparticle levitation device.
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The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-AC05-960R22464 between the Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Incorporated.