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Micro check valves for integration into polymeric microfluidic devices.

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dc.contributor.author Nguyen, Nam-Trung.
dc.contributor.author Truong, Thai-Quang.
dc.contributor.author Wong, Kok-Keong.
dc.contributor.author Ho, Soon-Seng.
dc.contributor.author Low, Cassandra Lee-Ngo.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-11T06:14:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-11T06:14:04Z
dc.date.copyright 2004
dc.date.issued 2012-05-11
dc.identifier.citation Nguyen, N. T., Truong, T. Q., Wong, K. K., Ho, S. S., & Low, C. L. N. (2004). Micro check valves for integration into polymeric microfluidic devices. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 14(1), 69–75.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10220/7864
dc.description.abstract In this paper we describe the design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of micro check valves suitable for integration into polymeric microfluidic devices such as micropumps or test cartridges for biomedical analysis. The valves are fabricated by a polymeric surface micromachining process, which utilizes SU-8 as the functional material. The devices are assembled with the lamination technique. A micro check valve consists of three layers: an inlet layer, a valve layer and an outlet layer. The valve is a disc with a diameter of 1 mm. The disc is suspended on folded beams, which act as valve springs. Both valve disc and springs are fabricated in a 100 µm SU-8 layer. The valves prove a clear flow rectification function. Relatively low pressure is required for opening the valve. The valves were tested and characterized with water. One of the valves is successfully integrated into a polymeric micropump. These valves prove the facile and reliable lamination technology for the fabrication of complex polymeric microfluidic devices for biomedical analysis.
dc.format.extent 13 p.
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of micromechanics and microengineering
dc.rights © 2004 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, IOP Publishing Ltd. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org.ezlibproxy1.ntu.edu.sg/10.1088/0960-1317/14/1/309].
dc.subject DRNTU::Engineering::Mechanical engineering.
dc.title Micro check valves for integration into polymeric microfluidic devices.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.contributor.school School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org.ezlibproxy1.ntu.edu.sg/10.1088/0960-1317/14/1/309
dc.description.version Accepted version

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