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Rapid fabrication and characterization of PDMS microfluidics device using printed conductive silver ink

A.Aziz, Azman and Mohd Azmi, Mohd Azraie and Zulkifli, Muhammad Nubli and Nordin, Anis Nurashikin and Kamarul Bahrain, Azleena and Makmon, Fatihatul Zuriati and Badruzzaman, Nurul Azzurin and Sabdin, Suhaili (2019) Rapid fabrication and characterization of PDMS microfluidics device using printed conductive silver ink. In: Conference on Biomedical and Advanced Materials, Bio-CAM 2017, 28 - 29 Nov 2017, Langkawi Island, Malaysia.

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Currently, new fabrication methods for rapid prototyping of microfluidic devices has bring attention among researchers from various fields. The main reason is the use of lithographic equipment in standard fabrication method for master fabrication require trained personnel and high cost disposable materials. In this paper, a new fabrication method via printed conductive silver ink is introduced in order to minimize the current fabrication process through elimination of the photolithography process. As a result, a usable, faster and cost effective prototyping process of a microfluidic based biosensor devices able to be produced. In this method, the conductive silver ink was used to create a master template contains microchannel onto glass-reinforced epoxy laminate sheets (FR-4). Then, Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) were used to replicate the structure. Next, the digital microscope was used to obtain images to demonstrate geometry fluidics structure with channel dimension up to 200 µm width. Moreover, a 3D profilometer was used to evaluate their thickness and roughness of the microfluidics structure. The stability test demonstrates the consistency of flow sequence inside the serpentine and separation channel.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 3239/78274
Uncontrolled Keywords: Silver ink; Microfluidic; PDMS; softlithography; Rapid prototyping
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics. Computer engineering. Computer hardware. Photoelectronic devices
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Anis Nurashikin Nordin
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2020 16:00
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2020 15:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78274

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