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Rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices using imprinting: application to microvalves and micropumps
Author(s): Adrian J. Keating; Michael Gager; Donald Clarke
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Paper Abstract

A method to create microfluidic devices by utilizing hot imprinting stamps formed using printed circuit boards is demonstrated. Very large microfluidic devices (15×15 cm2) can be created with lateral features down to 100 microns and depths of nominally 17-70 μm. Room temperature solvent bonding was found to be a simple method of sealing the channels. The work also decribes the fabriation and operation of thermally actuated microvalves with sub-second switching and micropumps based on the imprinting techniques described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7269, Micro- and Nanotechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging, and Systems IV, 72690X (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.810669
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Adrian J. Keating, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Michael Gager, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Donald Clarke, The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7269:
Micro- and Nanotechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging, and Systems IV
Jung-Chih Chiao; Alex J. Hariz; David V. Thiel; Changyi Yang, Editor(s)

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