Shrinky-Dink microfluidics: 3D polystyrene chips

Chi Shuo Chen, David N. Breslauer, Jesus I. Luna, Anthony Grimes, Wei Chun Chin, Luke P. Lee, Michelle Khine

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We present a novel approach for the ultra-rapid direct patterning of complex three-dimensional, stacked polystyrene (PS) microfluidic chips. By leveraging the inherent shrinkage properties of biaxially pre-stressed thermoplastic sheets, microfluidic channels become thinner and deeper upon heating. Design conception to fully functional chips can thus be completed within minutes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)622-624
Number of pages3
JournalLab on a Chip
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008


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