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Microfluidic rectifier based on poly(dimethylsiloxane) membrane and its application to a micropump
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10.1063/1.4818905
/content/aip/journal/bmf/7/4/10.1063/1.4818905
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/bmf/7/4/10.1063/1.4818905
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FIG. 1.

(a) Photograph of microfluidic rectifier and (b) SEM image of obstruction within microchannel of rectifier.

Image of FIG. 2.
FIG. 2.

Schematic overview of fabrication process used to realize microfluidic rectifier.

Image of FIG. 3.
FIG. 3.

Working principle of rectifier.

Image of FIG. 4.
FIG. 4.

Schematic illustration of experimental setup.

Image of FIG. 5.
FIG. 5.

Variation of membrane deformation with operating pressure given different membrane thicknesses.

Image of FIG. 6.
FIG. 6.

Experimental images of fluid column height in microfluidic rectifier during (a)–(c) forward flow and (d)–(f) reverse flow.

Image of FIG. 7.
FIG. 7.

Photograph of microfluidic device with unobstructed microchannel.

Image of FIG. 8.
FIG. 8.

Experimental images of fluid column height in microfluidic rectifier with unobstructed microchannel during (a)–(c) forward flow and (d)–(f) reverse flow.

Image of FIG. 9.
FIG. 9.

(a) Photograph of microfluidic pump system and (b) close-up view of micropump.

Image of FIG. 10.
FIG. 10.

Experimental images showing vertical lift performance of micropump.

Image of FIG. 11.
FIG. 11.

Variation of flow rate with stepper motor velocity given different membrane thicknesses.

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2013-08-14
2014-04-23
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Scitation: Microfluidic rectifier based on poly(dimethylsiloxane) membrane and its application to a micropump
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/bmf/7/4/10.1063/1.4818905
10.1063/1.4818905
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