Hybrid magnetically driven microtools for on-demand droplet dispensing on a chip

Yoko Yamanishi, Yuki Kihara, Shinya Sakuma, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

We proposed a polymer-metal hybrid MMT (magnetically driven microtool) which has properties of both elasticity and rigidity. A magnetic metal axle is made by electroplating, then it is mounted directly in the center of the MMT during molding. By using this process, we could fabricate a hybrid MMT whose fixed axes are elastic to move specific direction, while the center axle is rigid to prevent bending by the unwanted external force. The magnetic metal axle also has a merit to have higher magnetic property which contributes to the powerful actuation. We designed a hybrid MMT for on-demand droplet dispensing on a chip. It has a parallel plate structure to be constrained in translational motion. The displacement of the hybrid MMT was about 300 μm which was 6 times larger than that of the conventional MMT, and on-demand droplet generation was successfully performed. We confirmed production of the 177.7 ± 2.3 μm droplet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages752-754
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806421
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Nov 12009 Nov 5

Publication series

NameProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period09/11/109/11/5

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Keywords

  • Droplet dispensing
  • Hybrid Microtool
  • Robochip
  • Robot-on-a-chip

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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Yamanishi, Y., Kihara, Y., Sakuma, S., & Arai, F. (2009). Hybrid magnetically driven microtools for on-demand droplet dispensing on a chip. In Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 752-754). (Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.