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Shrinky-Dink microfluidics: 3D polystyrene chips

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Abstract

We present a novel approach for the ultra-rapid direct patterning of complex three-dimensional, stacked polystyrene (PS) microfluidic chips. By leveraging the inherent shrinkage properties of biaxially pre-stressed thermoplastic sheets, microfluidic channels become thinner and deeper upon heating. Design conception to fully functional chips can thus be completed within minutes.

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Submitted
10 Dec 2007
Accepted
29 Jan 2008
First published
18 Feb 2008

Lab Chip, 2008,8, 622-624
Article type
Technical Note

Shrinky-Dink microfluidics: 3D polystyrene chips

C. Chen, D. N. Breslauer, J. I. Luna, A. Grimes, W. Chin, L. P. Lee and M. Khine, Lab Chip, 2008, 8, 622 DOI: 10.1039/B719029H

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