A fast and reliable way to establish fluidic connections to planar microchips

Detlef Snakenborg, Gerardo Perozziello, Oliver Geschke, Jörg Peter Kutter

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    Abstract

    In this work, we present a non-permanent method to connect microfluidic devices. The approach uses short flexible tubes that are plugged into bottom-flat holes and ensure fast and reliable interconnections. The small available dimensions allow the tube to be directly attached to the side of planar microchips. A theoretical model to estimate the maximum applicable pressure was developed, and verified with experimental data. Furthermore, the tube connections were compared to other non-permanent interconnection types.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)98-103
    ISSN0960-1317
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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