5 March 2015 Rapid prototyping of glass microfluidic chips
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Abstract
In academia the rapid and flexible creation of microfluidic chips is of great importance for microfluidic research. Besides polymers glass is a very important material especially when high chemical and temperature resistance are required. However, glass structuring is a very hazardous process which is not accessible to most members of the microfluidic community. We therefore sought a new method for the rapid and simple creation of transparent microfluidic glass chips by structuring and sintering amorphous silica suspensions. The whole process from a digital mask layout to a microstructured glass sheet can be done within two days. In this paper we show the applicability of this process to fabricate capillary driven microfluidic systems.
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Frederik Kotz, Frederik Kotz, Klaus Plewa, Klaus Plewa, Werner Bauer, Werner Bauer, Thomas Hanemann, Thomas Hanemann, Ansgar Waldbaur, Ansgar Waldbaur, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Elisabeth Wilhelm, Christiane Neumann, Christiane Neumann, Bastian E. Rapp, Bastian E. Rapp, } "Rapid prototyping of glass microfluidic chips", Proc. SPIE 9320, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems XIII, 932003 (5 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2076964; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2076964
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