Microfluidics and Nanofluidics

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 733–737

Bonding-less (B-less) fabrication of polymeric microsystems

  • Marcin Juchniewicz
  • Michał Chudy
  • Zbigniew Brzózka
  • Artur Dybko
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s10404-009-0472-z

Cite this article as:
Juchniewicz, M., Chudy, M., Brzózka, Z. et al. Microfluid Nanofluid (2009) 7: 733. doi:10.1007/s10404-009-0472-z

Abstract

A new technology of the microsystems fabrication was developed. The process is based on a so-called capillary film, which is a commercially available material. A matrix, master pattern corresponding to the microchannels structure, made of the capillary film emulsion is embedded inside a block of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). After polymer cross-linking, the matrix is dissolved and removed as a solution from the PDMS structure leaving network of empty spaces that can act as microchannels. In the paper, the fabrication methods of the microsystems with 2D or sandwich-like microchannels architecture were described.

Keywords

PDMSBonding lessB-lessMicrofabricationCapillary filmMicrochannel

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marcin Juchniewicz
    • 1
  • Michał Chudy
    • 1
  • Zbigniew Brzózka
    • 1
  • Artur Dybko
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of ChemistryWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland