Providing a definitive source of knowledge about the principles, materials, and process techniques used in the fabrication of microfluidics, this practical volume is a must for your reference shelf. The book focuses on fabrication, but also covers the basic purpose, benefits, and limitations of the fabricated structures as they are applied to microfluidic sensor and actuator functions. You find guidance on rapidly assessing options and tradeoffs for the selection of a fabrication method with clear tabulated process comparisons.
Table Of Contents
Introduction - A Fabrication Perspective. Scaling Laws and Fluid Phenomena. Microfluidic Functions. Semantics. Categorizing Fabrication Processes. Organization of this Book.; Geometric Features - Common Types of Features. Geometric Characteristics.; Materials for Microfluidic Devices - Types of Materials. Material Properties. Surface Conditions.; Photolithography -Introduction. Process Basics.; Solidification Processes and Soft Lithography - Radiation-Selective Polymerization. Casting and Molding. Thermoplastic Reshaping. Tabulated Examples of Solidification Processes.; Subtractive Processes - Wet Etching. Dry Etching. Directed Beam Subtractive Processes. Mechanical Subtractive Processes. Tabulated Examples of Subtractive Processes.; Additive Processes - Physical Vapor Deposition. Oxidation. Chemical Vapor Deposition. Electroplating. Printing and Coating Techniques. Tabulated Examples of Additive Processes.; Fugitive and Sacrificial Release Processes - Reasons for Fugitive and Sacrificial Release Processes. Approaches to Fugitive and Sacrificial Release Processes. Tabulated Examples of Fugitive and Sacrificial Release Processes. ; Substrate Bonding and Fluidic Interfacing - Reasons for Substrate Bonding. Process Issues and Selection Criteria for Substrate Bonding. Approaches to Substrate Bonding. Tabulated Examples of Bonding Processes. Practical Issues and Selection Criteria for Fluidic Interfacing. Approaches to Fluidic Interfacing. ; Functional Domains and System Integration - Perspectives on Microfluidic Functionality. Energy Transduction. Microfluidic System Integration.; List of Acronyms and Abbreviations. About the Authors. Index.;
Sang-Joon John Lee
Sang-Joon John Lee is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at San Jose Univeristy. He holds an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Narayan Sundararajan is the chief technology officer at the Intel-Grameen joint venture at Intel Corporation. His prior experience includes various new business initiatives in bio-medical and life sciences, including new platform concepts for remote healthcare solutions. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University.