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Micro-to-macro fluidic interconnectors with an integrated polymer sealant

dc.contributor.authorHung, J. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLin, Liweien_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-19T19:08:48Z
dc.date.available2006-12-19T19:08:48Z
dc.date.issued2001-09-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationJr-Hung; Lin, Liwei (2001). "Micro-to-macro fluidic interconnectors with an integrated polymer sealant." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 11(5): 577-581. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49032>en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-1317en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/49032
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the design, fabrication and testing results of inserting a polymer sealant (Mylar) into a micro-to-macro fluidic interconnection. Two processes, discrete and integrated Mylar sealant, have been developed by means of post-fabrication after the mircofluidic components such as micro-channels and micro-chambers are constructed. The integrated process utilizes microfabrication techniques such that batch processing is feasible and the sealant dimensions can be precisely controlled. The discrete process takes advantage of easy and simple processing and is compatible with most microfluidic systems without any extra wafer-level micromachining process. In both processes, macroscale capillary tubes with a diameter of 320 µm have been successfully connected to microscale channels with the help of the Mylar. Both leakage and pull-out tests are conducted and successfully demonstrate the functionality of the interconnectors. The leakage test shows that no leakage is observed up to 190 kPa and the pull-out test proves 100% survival rate under a pulling force of 2 N.en_US
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dc.publisherIOP Publishing Ltden_US
dc.titleMicro-to-macro fluidic interconnectors with an integrated polymer sealanten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelScienceen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumMechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125, USA; Mechanical Engineering, 5126 Etcheverry Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1740, USA;en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherMechanical Engineering, 5126 Etcheverry Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1740, USAen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampusAnn Arboren_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/49032/2/jm1521.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0960-1317/11/5/321en_US
dc.identifier.sourceJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering.en_US
dc.owningcollnameInterdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed


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