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We present a SU-8 based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) chip with integrated platinum thin film heaters and temperature sensor. The device is fabricated in SU-8 on a glass substrate. The use of SU-8 provides a simple microfabrication process for the PCR chamber, controllable surface properties and can allow on chip integration to other SU-8 based functional(More)
Diagnostic PCR has been used to analyse a wide range of biological materials. Conventional PCR consists of several steps such as sample preparation, template purification, and PCR amplification. PCR is often inhibited by contamination of DNA templates. To increase the sensitivity of the PCR, the removal of PCR inhibitors in sample preparation steps is(More)
within the PIPAAm-modified capillary at 30 °C and burst release during PIPAAm collapse. This burst is analogous to drug release from collapsing PIPAAm gel disks undergoing analogous thermal treatment. [17] Similarly, just after each temperature return to 30 °C, small fluorescent spikes are observed. In contrast, oscillatory fluorescent changes have been(More)
Creeping bentgrass (Agrostis stolonifera L.) is the most widely utilized cool-season turf species for intensively managed sports playing surfaces, including bowling greens and golf course putting greens, tees, and fairways. One of the biggest disease problems affecting creeping bentgrass is dollar spot disease caused by Sclerotinia homoeocarpa F.T. Bennett.(More)
Understanding the flow fields at the micro-scale is key to developing methods of successfully mixing fluids for micro-scale applications. This paper investigates flow characteristics and mixing efficiency of three different geometries in micro-channels. The geometries of these channels were rectangular with a dimension of; 300 m wide, 100 m deep and 50 mm(More)
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