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Solvent processing of PMMA and COC chips for bonding devices with optical quality surfaces

Solvent processing of PMMA and COC chips for bonding devices with optical quality surfaces
Solvent processing of PMMA and COC chips for bonding devices with optical quality surfaces
Many prototype microfluidic devices are manufactured by some form of micromachining or injection molding which often leaves poor quality surface. This work presents a simple method that both significantly reduces surface roughness of microfluidic chips and at the same time is used to bond devices. The method has been tested on devices made from poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). The technique uses a solvent vapour exposure process which creates an irreversible bond between two substrates. It also re-flows the material, producing surfaces with optical quality.
solvent vapour polishing, poly(methyl methacrylate), cyclic olefin copolymer, microfluidics
978-0-9798064-3-8
1244-1246
The Printing House for Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Ogilvie, I.R.G.
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Sieben, Vincent J.
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Floquet, C.F.A.
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Mowlem, M.C.
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Morgan, Hywel
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Verpoorte, S.
Andersson-Svahn, H.
Emnéus, J.
Pamme, N.
Ogilvie, I.R.G.
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Pamme, N.

Ogilvie, I.R.G., Sieben, Vincent J., Floquet, C.F.A., Mowlem, M.C. and Morgan, Hywel (2010) Solvent processing of PMMA and COC chips for bonding devices with optical quality surfaces. Verpoorte, S., Andersson-Svahn, H., Emnéus, J. and Pamme, N. (eds.) In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences. The Printing House for Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society. pp. 1244-1246 .

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Abstract

Many prototype microfluidic devices are manufactured by some form of micromachining or injection molding which often leaves poor quality surface. This work presents a simple method that both significantly reduces surface roughness of microfluidic chips and at the same time is used to bond devices. The method has been tested on devices made from poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC). The technique uses a solvent vapour exposure process which creates an irreversible bond between two substrates. It also re-flows the material, producing surfaces with optical quality.

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Published date: October 2010
Venue - Dates: MicroTAS 2010: 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, Netherlands, 2010-10-03 - 2010-10-07
Keywords: solvent vapour polishing, poly(methyl methacrylate), cyclic olefin copolymer, microfluidics
Organisations: Electronics & Computer Science, Ocean Technology and Engineering

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Local EPrints ID: 355156
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/355156
ISBN: 978-0-9798064-3-8
PURE UUID: a3010a26-3bee-46f3-8c56-3e65323a3c95
ORCID for Hywel Morgan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4850-5676

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Date deposited: 20 Aug 2013 09:31
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 00:59

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