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Effect of Surface Modification on Laminar Flow in Microchannels Fabricated by UV-Lithography

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Mukhopadhyay, S, O'Keeffe, P, Mathur, A, Tweedie, M, Roy, SS and McLaughlin, JAD (2009) Effect of Surface Modification on Laminar Flow in Microchannels Fabricated by UV-Lithography. e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology, 7 . pp. 330-334. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1380/ejssnt.2009.330

DOI: doi:10.1380/ejssnt.2009.330

Abstract

The laminar motion of fluid in microchannels is the necessary criteria for integrated microfluidic system as lab-on-a-chip. Experiments were conducted to investigate laminar flow characteristics of dyed water through photoresist microchannels with square pillars. We found that the pillar dimensions on the channel surfaces have significant impact on the flow rate. The evaluated Reynolds number was less than unity in each microfluidic flow. The compatibility between the pillar sizes and corresponding air-water meniscus movement in microfluidic flow has been reported.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords: UV-Lithography; Microchannels; Laminar flow; Surface roughness; Solid-liquid interfaces
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:410
Deposited By:Mrs Ann Blair
Deposited On:28 Oct 2009 13:23
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 10:51

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