Laser Direct Writing of Thick Hybrid Polymers for Microfluidic Chips

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Laser Direct Writing of Thick Hybrid Polymers for Microfluidic Chips. / Singh, Akanksha; Scotti, Gianmario; Sikanen, Tiina; Jokinen, Ville; Franssila, Sami.

In: MICROMACHINES, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2014, p. 472-485.

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Singh, Akanksha ; Scotti, Gianmario ; Sikanen, Tiina ; Jokinen, Ville ; Franssila, Sami. / Laser Direct Writing of Thick Hybrid Polymers for Microfluidic Chips. In: MICROMACHINES. 2014 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 472-485.

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title = "Laser Direct Writing of Thick Hybrid Polymers for Microfluidic Chips",
abstract = "This work presents patterning of thick (10–50 µm) hybrid polymer structures of ORMOCER{\circledR} by laser direct writing. ORMOCER{\circledR} combine polymer-like fabrication processes with glass-like surface chemistry that is beneficial for many bio-microfluidic applications. ORMOCER{\circledR} is liquid before exposure, so patterning is done by contact-free lithography, such as proximity exposure. With laser direct writing, we obtained higher resolution patterns, with smaller radius of curvature (~2–4 µm), compared to proximity exposure (~10–20 µm). Process parameters were studied to find the optimal dose for different exposure conditions and ORMOCER{\circledR} layer thicknesses. Two fluidic devices were successfully fabricated: a directional wetting device (fluidic diode) and an electrophoresis chip. The fluidic diode chip operation depends on the sharp corner geometry and water contact angle, and both have been successfully tailored to obtain diodicity. Electrophoresis chips were used to separate of two fluorescent dyes, rhodamine 123 and fluorescein. The electrophoresis chip also made use of ORMOCER{\circledR} to ORMOCER{\circledR} bonding",
keywords = "lithography, resist, laser direct writing, ORMOCER{\circledR}, microfluidics",
author = "Akanksha Singh and Gianmario Scotti and Tiina Sikanen and Ville Jokinen and Sami Franssila",
year = "2014",
doi = "10.3390/mi5030472",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "472--485",
journal = "MICROMACHINES",
issn = "2072-666X",
publisher = "Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)",
number = "3",

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T1 - Laser Direct Writing of Thick Hybrid Polymers for Microfluidic Chips

AU - Singh, Akanksha

AU - Scotti, Gianmario

AU - Sikanen, Tiina

AU - Jokinen, Ville

AU - Franssila, Sami

PY - 2014

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N2 - This work presents patterning of thick (10–50 µm) hybrid polymer structures of ORMOCER® by laser direct writing. ORMOCER® combine polymer-like fabrication processes with glass-like surface chemistry that is beneficial for many bio-microfluidic applications. ORMOCER® is liquid before exposure, so patterning is done by contact-free lithography, such as proximity exposure. With laser direct writing, we obtained higher resolution patterns, with smaller radius of curvature (~2–4 µm), compared to proximity exposure (~10–20 µm). Process parameters were studied to find the optimal dose for different exposure conditions and ORMOCER® layer thicknesses. Two fluidic devices were successfully fabricated: a directional wetting device (fluidic diode) and an electrophoresis chip. The fluidic diode chip operation depends on the sharp corner geometry and water contact angle, and both have been successfully tailored to obtain diodicity. Electrophoresis chips were used to separate of two fluorescent dyes, rhodamine 123 and fluorescein. The electrophoresis chip also made use of ORMOCER® to ORMOCER® bonding

AB - This work presents patterning of thick (10–50 µm) hybrid polymer structures of ORMOCER® by laser direct writing. ORMOCER® combine polymer-like fabrication processes with glass-like surface chemistry that is beneficial for many bio-microfluidic applications. ORMOCER® is liquid before exposure, so patterning is done by contact-free lithography, such as proximity exposure. With laser direct writing, we obtained higher resolution patterns, with smaller radius of curvature (~2–4 µm), compared to proximity exposure (~10–20 µm). Process parameters were studied to find the optimal dose for different exposure conditions and ORMOCER® layer thicknesses. Two fluidic devices were successfully fabricated: a directional wetting device (fluidic diode) and an electrophoresis chip. The fluidic diode chip operation depends on the sharp corner geometry and water contact angle, and both have been successfully tailored to obtain diodicity. Electrophoresis chips were used to separate of two fluorescent dyes, rhodamine 123 and fluorescein. The electrophoresis chip also made use of ORMOCER® to ORMOCER® bonding

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KW - resist

KW - laser direct writing

KW - ORMOCER®

KW - microfluidics

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