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Review on the Microfluidic Devices Fabricated by Polymers

Subhadeep Mukhopadhyay

Abstract


Any polymer material is based on many chemically interconnected monomers constituting the polymer backbone. Polymer materials are proved to be suitable to fabricate the microfluidic devices. These polymer microfluidic devices have wide applications in industry. SU-8, PMMA and PDMS are the most common polymers in this purpose. Hot embossing, injection molding, soft lithography, laser photoablation, and X-ray lithography, are the most common methods to fabricate the polymer microfluidic devices. This review work is useful as study material for the proposed elective-course on microfluidics (M.Tech, Theory) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Institute of Technology Arunachal Pradesh, India.

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