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3D-printed, sugar cube-size microplasma on a hybrid chip used as a spectral lamp to characterize UV-Vis transmission characteristics of polycarbonate chips for microfluidic applications
Author(s): D. Devathasan; K. Trebych; Vassili Karanassios
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Paper Abstract

A 3d-printed, solar-powered, battery-operated, atmospheric-pressure, self-igniting microplasma the size of a sugar-cube has been used as light source to document the Ultra Violet (UV) and visible transmission characteristics of differentthickness polycarbonate chips that are often used for microfluidic applications. The hybrid microplasma chip was fitted with a quartz plate because quartz is transparent to UV.

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Date Published: 31 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8718, Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies X, 87180B (31 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016222
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D. Devathasan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
K. Trebych, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
Vassili Karanassios, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8718:
Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies X
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert A. Lieberman; Günter G. Gauglitz, Editor(s)

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