Inkjet printing of magnetic / non-magnetic polymer microfluidic actuators

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Abstract

Magnetic actuation is an interesting manipulation method for lab-on-a-chip. The fabrication of magnetic microfluidic actuators is usually done by photolithographic processes which are not always compatible with the required polymer system and which form a rather expensive technology. Therefore, we explore the possibility to use inkjet printing to fabricate microfluidic actuators. Inkjet printing can compete with lithography, since it is simple, flexible and cost effective. Our results show that the successfully inkjet printed magnetic microfluidic actuators do respond to an external magnetic field. In particular, the actuator rotates conform to an applied magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
EditorsSabeth Verpoorte, Jenny Emneus, Helen Andersson-Svahn , Nicole Pamme
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages515-517
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print) 978-1-61839-062-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 3 Oct 20107 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period3/10/107/10/10

Keywords

  • Inkjet printing
  • Magnetic actuation
  • Microfluidic actuator

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    Liu, D., Bastiaansen, K., Broer, D., Onck, P., & den Toonder, J. (2010). Inkjet printing of magnetic / non-magnetic polymer microfluidic actuators. In S. Verpoorte, J. Emneus, H. Andersson-Svahn , & N. Pamme (Eds.), 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 515-517). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.