Low power and low cost temperature and fluid control in PDMS microfluidic devices

Robert Carlson, Deirdre Meldrum

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Abstract

On-chip control of fluids and temperature are critical capabilities for Micro Total Analysis Systems. Moreover, portable devices require pumps, valves, and heaters that operate within the constraints of a limited power budget. Using a combination of multilayer soft lithography and microscale Plasma Activated Templating (µ-PLAT)[1], we fabricate integrated electromechanical circuits in PDMS consisting of thermopneumatic valves for fluid control and thermocouples for in situ temperature measurement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007
EditorsJean-Louis Viovy, Patrick Tabeling, Stephanie Descroix, Laurent Malaquin
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1741-1743
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780979806407
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 7 2007Oct 11 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, uTAS 2007
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityParis
Period10/7/0710/11/07

Keywords

  • Peristaltic pump
  • Thermocouple
  • Thermopneumatic valve
  • µ-PLAT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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