Microsystem Technologies

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 373–379 | Cite as

Fabrication of polystyrene microfluidic devices using a pulsed CO2 laser system

  • Huawei LiEmail author
  • Yiqiang Fan
  • Rimantas Kodzius
  • Ian G. Foulds
Technical Paper


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.


Laser Power PDMS Microfluidic Device Laser Ablation Process Polystyrene Substrate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huawei Li
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yiqiang Fan
    • 1
  • Rimantas Kodzius
    • 1
  • Ian G. Foulds
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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