The creation of drops in T-shaped microfluidic devices with the ‘modified’ laser–LIGA technique: I. Fabrication

  title={The creation of drops in T-shaped microfluidic devices with the ‘modified’ laser–LIGA technique: I. Fabrication},
  author={Joeska Husny and Hengyi Jin and Erol C. Harvey and Justin J. Cooper-White},
  journal={Smart Materials and Structures},
  pages={S117 - S123}
Surface effects are crucial in multiphase microfluidics, particularly in drop creation, where solid surface properties are a determining factor in a successful creation of micro- and nanodrops. Often, drops cannot be created due to the modification of solid surface properties as a result of the chosen microfabrication method. A novel micromachining technique is demonstrated, which combines nickel template fabrication and replication of microstructures on polymer substrates for mass production… 

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