Fabrication of masters for microfluidic devices using conventional printed circuit technology

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dc.contributor.advisor Ugaz , Victor M . en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cremer , Paul S . en_US
dc.creator Sudarsan , Arjun Penubolu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004 -09 -30T01 :43 :45Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T18 :25 :27Z
dc.date.available 2004 -09 -30T01 :43 :45Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T18 :25 :27Z
dc.date.created 2003 -08 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004 -09 -30T01 :43 :45Z
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146
dc.description.abstract The capability to easily and inexpensively fabricate microfluidic devices with negligible dependence on specialized laboratory equipment continues to be one of the primary forces driving the widespread use of plastic -based devices . These devices are typically produced as replicas of a rigid mold or master incorporating a negative image of the desired structures . The negative image is typically constructed from either thick photoresists or etched silicon substrates using conventional photolithographic fabrication processes . While these micromachining techniques are effective in constructing masters with micron -sized features , the need to produce masters rapidly in order to design , fabricate , and test microfluidic devices , is a major challenge in microfluidic technology . In this research , we use inexpensive photosensitized copper clad circuit board substrates to produce master molds using conventional printed circuit technology . The techniques provide the benefits of parallel fabrication associated with photolithography without the need for cleanroom facilities , thereby offering a degree of speed and simplicity that allows microfluidic master molds to be constructed in approximately 30 minutes in any laboratory . These techniques are used to produce a variety of microfluidic channel networks using PDMS (polydimethylsiloxane ) and melt -processable plastic materials . en_US
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dc.format.medium electronic en_US
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dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.publisher Texas A &M University en_US
dc.subject microfluidics en_US
dc.title Fabrication of masters for microfluidic devices using conventional printed circuit technology en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US

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Fabrication of masters for microfluidic devices using conventional printed circuit technology. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /146 .

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