Type

Journal Article

Authors

Dermot Brabazon
Mercedes Vazquez
Shadi Karazi
Stephen Murphy
Aymen Ben Azouz

Subjects

Engineering

Topics
tensile strength fabrication materials cyclic low cost microfluidic chip microfluidic devices mechanical engineering

Fast fabrication process of microfluidic devices based on cyclic olefin copolymer (2014)

Abstract A new low-cost process for fast fabrication of multilayer microfluidic devices using cyclic olefin copolymer film materials is presented. This novel process consists of the fabrication of microfluidic features by xurography, followed by multilayer lamination via cyclohexane vapor exposure. Exposure time to this solvent and compression time were optimized for bond tensile strength. A three-layer microfluidic chip capable of withstanding back pressures up to 23 MPa was fabricated in less than an hour. The suitability of this fast prototyping method for fabrication of functional UV-transparent microfluidic devices was demonstrated by development and testing of a microfluidic mixer and preparation of a polymer monolithic column within the microfluidic channel.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Materials
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC)

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Brabazon, Mercedes Vazquez, Shadi Karazi, Stephen Murphy, Aymen Ben Azouz

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