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Design and development of application-specific microfluidic components for flow control
Author(s): Bai Xu; James Castracane; Bruce Altemus; Jeroen Keijmel; Martijn Heuzinkveld
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Paper Abstract

There has been a growing interest in the research of microfluidic management systems, e.g., for DNA sequencing devices, biological cell manipulation systems, chemical analysis systems and microdosage systems. microfluidic management is crucial capability in most biomedical nanodevices and micro fuel cells using methanol as fuel. It involves the manipulation of fluids ranging from a scale of nano to millimeters. Basic building components for a microfluidic management system are microvalves and micropump s together with the interconnect fluidic channels . Micropumps can have passive and/or active valve. Because of the increasing functionality in portable electronic devices and systems, the micropumps and mic rovalves should be compact, reliable, long-lifetime and high energy efficient. In this report, the design, fabrication and modeling of a low power, low voltage, leak proof microfluidic management systems will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 January 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4982, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems, (17 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478149
Show Author Affiliations
Bai Xu, Univ. at Albany (United States)
James Castracane, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Bruce Altemus, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Jeroen Keijmel, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Martijn Heuzinkveld, Univ. at Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4982:
Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems
Holger Becker; Peter Woias, Editor(s)

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