Shrinky-Dink microfluidics: 3D polystyrene chips.

  title={Shrinky-Dink microfluidics: 3D polystyrene chips.},
  author={Chi-Shuo Chen and David N Breslauer and Jesus I. Luna and Anthony Grimes and Wei-Chun Chin and Luke P. Lee and Michelle Khine},
  journal={Lab on a chip},
  volume={8 4},
We present a novel approach for the ultra-rapid direct patterning of complex three-dimensional, stacked polystyrene (PS) microfluidic chips. By leveraging the inherent shrinkage properties of biaxially pre-stressed thermoplastic sheets, microfluidic channels become thinner and deeper upon heating. Design conception to fully functional chips can thus be completed within minutes. 

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