Fabrication of microfluidic devices for dielectrophoretic and acoustophoretic applications using high precision machining

2014-07-03
Soheila, Zenaili
Çetin, Barbaros
Özer, Mehmet Bülent
Süleyman, Büyükkoçak
In this study, the fabrication of microfluidic devices for dielectrophoretic and acoustophoretic based applications with high-precision CNC machining has been presented. For both devices, molds out of stainless steel have been fabricated, and polymer molding is implemented. For dielectrophoretic device, the metal electrodes have been fabricated using high-precision machining and embedded into the device during the molding process. For acoustophoretic device, piezoelectric slides have been embedded into the device during the molding process. This is a pioneer study for the fabrication of microfluidic devices with embedded 3D electrodes and PZT slides