Integration of polystyrene microlenses with both convex and concave profiles in a polymer-based microfluidic system

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564838
Title:
Integration of polystyrene microlenses with both convex and concave profiles in a polymer-based microfluidic system
Authors:
Fan, Yiqiang; Li, Huawei; Foulds, Ian G.
Abstract:
This paper reports a new technique of fabricating polystyrene microlenses with both convex and concave profiles that are integrated in polymer-based microfluidic system. The polystyrene microlenses, or microlens array, are fabricated using the free-surface thermal compression molding method. The laser fabricated poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) sheet is used as the mold for the thermal compression molding process. With different surface treatment methods of the PMMA mold, microlenses with either convex or concave profiles could be achieved during the thermal molding process. By integrating the microlenses in the microfluidic systems, observing the flow inside the microchannels is easier. This new technique is rapid, low cost, and it does not require cleanroom facilities. Microlenses with both convex and concave profiles can be easily fabricated and integrated in microfluidic system with this technique. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe); Electrical Engineering Program
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Microsystem Technologies
Issue Date:
20-Dec-2013
DOI:
10.1007/s00542-013-2038-y
Type:
Article
ISSN:
09467076
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Electrical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorFan, Yiqiangen
dc.contributor.authorLi, Huaweien
dc.contributor.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:22:40Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:22:40Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-20en
dc.identifier.issn09467076en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00542-013-2038-yen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564838en
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports a new technique of fabricating polystyrene microlenses with both convex and concave profiles that are integrated in polymer-based microfluidic system. The polystyrene microlenses, or microlens array, are fabricated using the free-surface thermal compression molding method. The laser fabricated poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) sheet is used as the mold for the thermal compression molding process. With different surface treatment methods of the PMMA mold, microlenses with either convex or concave profiles could be achieved during the thermal molding process. By integrating the microlenses in the microfluidic systems, observing the flow inside the microchannels is easier. This new technique is rapid, low cost, and it does not require cleanroom facilities. Microlenses with both convex and concave profiles can be easily fabricated and integrated in microfluidic system with this technique. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleIntegration of polystyrene microlenses with both convex and concave profiles in a polymer-based microfluidic systemen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectromechanical Microsystems & Polymer Integration Research Lab (EMPIRe)en
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalMicrosystem Technologiesen
kaust.authorFan, Yiqiangen
kaust.authorLi, Huaweien
kaust.authorFoulds, Ian G.en
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