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Derivatization of Plastic Microfluidic Devices With Polyelectrolyte Multilayers

Published

Author(s)

S L. Barker, Michael J. Tarlov, M L. Branham, J Xu, William A. MacCrehan, Michael Gaitan, Laurie E. Locascio

Abstract

Microchannels fabricated in plastic materials by room temperature imprinting demonstrate large variability in surface charge as a result of the fabrication procedure. Surface charged groups are primarily localized on the channel walls and not on the channel floor resulting in differences in adsorption properties in the channel. Polyelectrolyte multilayers can be used to effectively coat the plastic microchannel surface with high reproduciblity and excellent stability. We show that polyelectrolyte multilayers can be used to alter both direction and rate of flow in plastic microchannel devices.
Proceedings Title
TAS 2000 Symposium; Micro Total Analysis Systems 2000 | | | Kluwer Academic
Conference Dates
May 14-18, 2000
Conference Location
Enschede, NL
Conference Title
Micro Total Analysis Systems

Keywords

electro-osmotic flow, imprinting, plastic microchannels, polyelectrolyte multilayers, surface modification

Citation

Barker, S. , Tarlov, M. , Branham, M. , Xu, J. , MacCrehan, W. , Gaitan, M. and Locascio, L. (2000), Derivatization of Plastic Microfluidic Devices With Polyelectrolyte Multilayers, TAS 2000 Symposium; Micro Total Analysis Systems 2000 | | | Kluwer Academic, Enschede, NL (Accessed July 5, 2022)
Created May 1, 2000, Updated February 17, 2017