Systematic Characterization of Hydrophilized Polydimethylsiloxane

@article{OBrien2020SystematicCO,
  title={Systematic Characterization of Hydrophilized Polydimethylsiloxane},
  author={Daniel Joseph O’Brien and Andrew J. H. Sedlack and Pia Kapoor Bhatia and Christopher J. Jensen and Alberto Quintana-Puebla and Makarand Paranjape},
  journal={Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems},
  year={2020},
  volume={29},
  pages={1216-1224}
}
Flexible microfluidics have found extensive utility in the biological and biomedical fields. A leading substrate material for compliant devices is polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Despite its many advantages, PDMS is inherently hydrophobic and consequently its use in passive (pumpless) microfluidics becomes problematic. To this end, many physical and chemical modifications have been introduced to render PDMS hydrophilic, ranging from amphiphilic molecule additions to surface plasma treatments… 

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