On-chip micro-droplet dispenser with disposable structure

Takehito Mizunuma, Yoko Yamanishi, Shinya Sakuma, Hisataka Maruyama, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

We succeeded in dispensing micro-droplet by a disposable on-chip inkjet mechanism. Novelty of this paper is summarized as follows. (1) We employed a glass bonded PDMS to obtain leaf spring structure whose spring coefficient is 14 times of the conventional PDMS chip. As a result, we succeeded in dispensing of droplets by vibrating the membrane using the piezoelectric actuator attached to the PDMS disposable chip. (2) The nozzle for droplet dispensing was fabricated by SU-8 to obtain the hydrophobic surface which prevents any undesired satellite droplets produced. Consequently the accuracy of position of the droplet dispensing was achieved ±5 μm. The size of the droplet produced from the disposable nozzle (diameter = 100 μm) was in the range of 95-105 μm at the applied voltage of 105 V.

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
Pages1778-1780
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

Keywords

  • Droplet dispenser
  • Inkjet
  • Microfluidic chip
  • Photolithography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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