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[Conference Article] Fabrication of microfluidic architectures for optimal flow rate and concentrati


Optimum flow in micro channel for sensing purpose is challenging. In this study, The optimizations of the fluid sample flows are made through the design and characterization of the novel microfluidics’ architectures to achieve the optimal flow rate in the micro channels. The biocompatibility of the Polydimetylsiloxane (Sylgard 184 silicon elastomer) polymer used to fabricate the device offers avenue for the device to be implemented as the universal fluidic delivery system for bio-molecules sensing in various bio-medical applications. The study uses the following methodological approaches, designing a novel microfluidics’ architectures by integrating the devices on a single 4 inches silicon substrate, fabricating the designed microfluidic devices using low-cost solution soft lithography technique, characterizing and validating the flow throughput of urine samples in the micro channels by generating pressure gradients through the devices’ inlets. The characterization on the urine samples flow in the micro channels have witnessed the constant flow throughout the devices.

Tijjani Adam1,2,a) and U. Hashim1,b)Hide Affiliations 1Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering (JNEE), Department of Electronic Engineering 01000 Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia 2Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology, Kampus UniCJTJ Alam, 02100 Sungai Chuchuh, Padang Besar, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Perlis, Malaysia atijjiani@yahoo.com


AIP Conference Proceedings 1808, 020003 (2017); doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4975236

Link: http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4975236

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