Carbon nanotube-assisted microwave thermal bonding of plastic biochip

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Abstract

A sealed plate is essential for protecting the sample processing inside biochip from the environment and it can be attained through bonding. Bonding technology in silicon and glass are well-developed in the past decades; however, bonding in polymers is still challenging. Issues such as micropattern integrity, contamination and bonding efficiency are important criteria for plastic bonding. In this work, a new bonding method combining the advantages of thermal bonding (homogeneous bonding) and microwave bonding (high fusion efficiency and low energy consumption) has been developed which allows the biochip manufacturing to be more scalable. It features with simple equipment setup, low material and running costs. Given the strong dielectric properties [1-4], carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were used as effective microwave absorber in this bonding system. A desirable bonding result has been obtained as shown in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2010
Pages131-133
Number of pages3
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event7th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2010 - Innsbruck, Austria
Duration: 17 Feb 201019 Feb 2010

Conference

Conference7th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, BioMED 2010
CountryAustria
CityInnsbruck
Period17/02/1019/02/10

Keywords

  • Biochip
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Microtechnology and bioMEMS
  • Polymeric bonding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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