In this work, photocurable perfluoropolyethers (PFPEs) have been used for the fabrication of microfluidic devices by a direct photolithographic process. During this maskassisted photopolymerization technique, the material is directly photopolymerized in the presence of a mask, avoiding the use of a master. We demonstrate the high level of control in transferring micropattern features with high density, a minimum transferred size of 15 μm, a high aspect ratio (at least up to 6.5), and complex shapes useful for microfluidic applications. Moreover, we successfully apply this technology to fabricate sealed devices; the fabrication time scale for the overall process is around 5 min. The devices are able to withstand a flow pressure of up to 3.8 bar, as required for most microfluidics. Finally, the devices are tested with a model reaction employing organic solvents.
|Titolo:||Direct Photolithography of Perfluoropolyethers for Solvent-Resistant Microfluidics|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1021/la402755q|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|