Fabrication of Lab-on-a-Chip Devices Using Microscale Plasma Activated Templating (μPLAT)
Robert Carlson, Shih-hui Chao and John Koschwanez
from: Lab-on-a-Chip Technology (Vol. 1): Fabrication and Microfluidics (Edited by: Keith E. Herold and Avraham Rasooly). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2009)
This chapter presents an integrated package of techniques, microscale PLasma Activated Templating (μPLAT), that enable rapid bench-top microfabrication. μPLAT can be used to quickly fabricate low-cost lab-on-a-chip devices that contain features that are difficult to achieve using photolithography-based methods. For applications with resolution requirements above 50 μm, functioning devices can be made without the use of cleanroom operations, photolithography, and intensive chemistry. We present devices fabricated using μPLAT that contain components for on-chip heating, temperature measurement, pumping, and single-cell level trapping read more ...