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Issue 19, 2009
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Optofluidic encapsulation and manipulation of silicon microchips using image processing based optofluidic maskless lithography and railed microfluidics

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Abstract

We demonstrate optofluidic encapsulation of silicon microchips using image processing based optofluidic maskless lithography and manipulation using railed microfluidics. Optofluidic maskless lithography is a dynamic photopolymerization technique of free-floating microstructures within a fluidic channel using spatial light modulator. Using optofluidic maskless lithographyvia computer-vision aided image processing, polymer encapsulants are fabricated for chip protection and guiding-fins for efficient chip conveying within a fluidic channel. Encapsulated silicon chips with guiding-fins are assembled using railed microfluidics, which is an efficient guiding and heterogeneous self-assembly system of microcomponents. With our technology, externally fabricated silicon microchips are encapsulated, fluidically guided and self-assembled potentially enabling low cost fluidic manipulation and assembly of integrated circuits.

Graphical abstract: Optofluidic encapsulation and manipulation of silicon microchips using image processing based optofluidic maskless lithography and railed microfluidics

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The article was received on 24 Feb 2009, accepted on 11 Jun 2009 and first published on 01 Jul 2009


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B903760H
Citation: Lab Chip, 2009,9, 2845-2850

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    Optofluidic encapsulation and manipulation of silicon microchips using image processing based optofluidic maskless lithography and railed microfluidics

    S. E. Chung, S. A. Lee, J. Kim and S. Kwon, Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 2845
    DOI: 10.1039/B903760H

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