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High-performance micropumps based on printed circuit board technology
Author(s): Nam-Trung Nguyen; Xiaoyang Huang
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a high performance micropump based on the printed circuit board technology. This pump was our first effort to lower the packaging cost by combining functional elements (diffuser/nozzle) with packaging materials (PCB, inlet/outlet tubes). The paper presents in details the numerical simulation, the fabrication and the experimental characterization of the pump. Experimental results have shown a high pump performance. A flow rate of 3 ml/min can be achieved with a drive voltage of 120V. Pumps with different distances between inlet and outlet were tested. Characterization results agreed well with simulation results. Pumps with a short distance between inlet and outlet have a better performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4177, Microfluidic Devices and Systems III, (18 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.395669
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Nam-Trung Nguyen, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Xiaoyang Huang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4177:
Microfluidic Devices and Systems III
Carlos H. Mastrangelo; Holger Becker, Editor(s)

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