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dc.contributor.authorSáez Castaño, Janire
dc.contributor.authorBasabe Desmonts, Lourdes
dc.contributor.authorBenito López, Fernando
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-04T13:24:28Z
dc.date.available2016-10-04T13:24:28Z
dc.date.issued2016-08
dc.identifier.citationMicrofluidics and Nanofluidics 20(8) : (2016) // Article Number 116es
dc.identifier.issn1613-4982
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10810/19064
dc.description.abstract[EN] 3D microfluidic device fabrication methods are normally quite expensive and tedious. In this paper, we present an easy and cheap alternative wherein thin cyclic olefin polymer (COP) sheets and pressure sensitive adhesive(PSA) were used to fabricate hybrid 3D microfluidic structures, by the Origami technique, which enables the fabrication of microfluidic devices without the need of any alignment tool. The COP and PSA layers were both cut simultaneously using a portable, low-cost plotter allowing for rapid prototyping of a large variety of designs in a single production step. The devices were then manually assembled using the Origami technique by simply combining COP and PSA layers and mild pressure. This fast fabrication method was applied, as proof of concept, to the generation of a micromixer with a 3D-stepped serpentine design made of ten layers in less than 8 min. Moreover, the micromixer was characterized as a function of its pressure failure, achieving pressures of up to 1000 mbar. This fabrication method is readily accessible across a large range of potential end users, such as educational agencies (schools,universities), low-income/developing world research and industry or any laboratory without access to clean room facilities, enabling the fabrication of robust, reproducible microfluidic devices.es
dc.description.sponsorshipFernando Benito-Lopez acknowledges the Ramón y Cajal Programme (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad), Spain. This project has received funding from the European Union´s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Grant agreement no. 604241. LBD personally acknowledges to Elkartek (KK-2015/00088) Grant form the Gobierno Vasco. JS and FBL personally acknowledge Marian Martínez de Pancorbo for let them use her laboratory facilities at UPV/EHU. Authors also acknowledge Adhesive Research for the donation of the PSA samples and to Iñaki Veci for the drawing of the 3D scheme.es
dc.language.isoenges
dc.publisherSpringeres
dc.relationeu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/604241es
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MINECO/RYC
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccesses
dc.subjectfabricationes
dc.subjectCOP–PSA Hybrides
dc.subjectmicromixeres
dc.subjectserpentinees
dc.subjectorigamies
dc.titleLow‑cost origami fabrication of 3D self‑aligned hybrid microfluidic structureses
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees
dc.rights.holder© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016es
dc.relation.publisherversionhttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10404-016-1781-7es
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10404-016-1781-7
dc.departamentoesQuímica analíticaes_ES
dc.departamentoeuKimika analitikoaes_ES
dc.subject.categoriaCHEMISTRY, MATERIALS
dc.subject.categoriaELECTRONIC, OPTICAL AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS
dc.subject.categoriaPHYSICS, CONDENSED MATTER


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