Fabrication of polystyrene microfluidic devices using a pulsed CO2 laser system

Huawei Li, Yiqiang Fan, Ian G. Foulds, Rimantas Kodzius

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Abstract

In this article, we described a simple and rapid method for fabrication of droplet microfluidic devices on polystyrene substrate using a CO2 laser system. The effects of the laser power and the cutting speed on the depth, width and aspect ratio of the microchannels fabricated on polystyrene were investigated. The polystyrene microfluidic channels were encapsulated using a hot press bonding technique. The experimental results showed that both discrete droplets and laminar flows could be obtained in the device.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-379
Number of pages7
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 29 2011

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