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3-D Micro-Fabrication and Separation of PDMS by Ultra-Short Pulsed Laser

[+] Author Affiliations
Huan Huang, Zhixiong Guo

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Paper No. IMECE2008-66371, pp. 1273-1278; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2008-66371
From:
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 10: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B, and C
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4871-5 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

In this paper, micro-fabrication of bio-degradable polymer-PDMS via an ultra-short pulsed (USP) laser is reported for potential applications in biomaterial, biomedicine, and tissue engineering. Thin layer PDMS separation has been presented with a minimum of about 20 μm thickness and a 3-dimensional PDMS micro-channel network has also been shown. The surface condition and thickness of the separated PDMS layer are examined using SEM and surface profilometre. This work on using USP laser for separation of bio-degradable polymer is the first of its kind, and it shows great potential biomedical application for tissue microprocessing and separation.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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