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Cheng, Chao-Min
Wang, I-Jan
Kuroda, Yuka
LeDuc, Philip R.
Abstract
Polymeric curved structures are widely used in imaging systems including optical fibers and microfluidic channels. Here, we demonstrate that small-scale, poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)-based, curved structures can be fabricated through controlling interfacial free energy equilibrium. Resultant structures have a smooth, symmetric, curved surface, and may be convex or concave in form based on surface tension balance. Their curvatures are controlled by surface characteristics (i.e., hydrophobicity and hydrophilicity) of the molds and semi-liquid PDMS. In addition, these structures are shown to be biocompatible for cell culture. Our system provides a simple, efficient and economical method for generating integrateable optical components without costly fabrication facilities.
Published Date
2009
Publication Title
Lab on a Chip
Volume
volume9
Issue
issue22
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Start Page
3306
End Page
3309
ISSN
1473-0197
Content Type
Journal Article
Project
Research Core for Interdisciplinary Sciences
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http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2009/LC/b910826b
language
英語
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© The Royal Society of Chemistry 2009
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