Low-cost rapid prototyping of flexible plastic paper based microfluidic devices

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564704
Title:
Low-cost rapid prototyping of flexible plastic paper based microfluidic devices
Authors:
Fan, Yiqiang; Li, Huawei; Yi, Ying; Foulds, Ian G.
Abstract:
This research presents a novel rapid prototyping method for paper-based flexible microfluidic devices. The microchannels were fabricated using laser ablation on a piece of plastic paper (permanent paper), the dimensions of the microchannels was carefully studied for various laser powers and scanning speeds. After laser ablation of the microchannels on the plastic paper, a transparent poly (methyl methacrylate)(PMMA) film was thermally bonded to the plastic paper to enclose the channels. After connection of tubing, the device was ready to use. An example microfluidic device (droplet generator) was also fabricated using this technique. Due to the flexibility of the fabricated device, this technique can be used to fabricate 3D microfluidic devices. The fabrication process was simple and rapid without any requirement of cleanroom facilities. © 2013 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Electromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe); Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
The 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems
Conference/Event name:
8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013
Issue Date:
Apr-2013
DOI:
10.1109/NEMS.2013.6559708
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781467363525
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorFan, Yiqiangen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Huaweien
dc.contributor.authorYi, Yingen
dc.contributor.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:13:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:13:06Zen
dc.date.issued2013-04en
dc.identifier.isbn9781467363525en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/NEMS.2013.6559708en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564704en
dc.description.abstractThis research presents a novel rapid prototyping method for paper-based flexible microfluidic devices. The microchannels were fabricated using laser ablation on a piece of plastic paper (permanent paper), the dimensions of the microchannels was carefully studied for various laser powers and scanning speeds. After laser ablation of the microchannels on the plastic paper, a transparent poly (methyl methacrylate)(PMMA) film was thermally bonded to the plastic paper to enclose the channels. After connection of tubing, the device was ready to use. An example microfluidic device (droplet generator) was also fabricated using this technique. Due to the flexibility of the fabricated device, this technique can be used to fabricate 3D microfluidic devices. The fabrication process was simple and rapid without any requirement of cleanroom facilities. © 2013 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectlaser ablationen
dc.subjectmicrofluidicsen
dc.subjectpaper-based microfluidicsen
dc.titleLow-cost rapid prototyping of flexible plastic paper based microfluidic devicesen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentElectromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe)en
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalThe 8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systemsen
dc.conference.date7 April 2013 through 10 April 2013en
dc.conference.name8th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, IEEE NEMS 2013en
dc.conference.locationSuzhouen
kaust.authorFan, Yiqiangen
kaust.authorLi, Huaweien
kaust.authorYi, Yingen
kaust.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
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