Electrostatic actuators composed of extensible graphite-PDMS composite membranes

Robert Carlson, Deirdre Meldrum

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

We demonstrate microscale electrostatic actuators in PDMS utilizing extensible composite graphite-PDMS membranes. The electrodes are produced using novel patterning of graphite on plasma treated PDMS, followed by integration of up to 7 layers of PDMS to assemble pneumatic valves in a microfluidic device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference
Subtitle of host publication9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherTransducer Research Foundation
Pages64-66
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0974361119, 9780974361116
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2005 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Oct 9 2005Oct 13 2005

Publication series

NameMicro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
Volume1

Other

Other9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2005
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period10/9/0510/13/05

Keywords

  • Elastomer
  • Electrostatic peristaltic pump
  • Integrated electromechanical circuit
  • Valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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    Carlson, R., & Meldrum, D. (2005). Electrostatic actuators composed of extensible graphite-PDMS composite membranes. In Micro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 64-66). (Micro Total Analysis Systems - Proceedings of MicroTAS 2005 Conference: 9th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences; Vol. 1). Transducer Research Foundation.