Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2010: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational

Micro & Nano Fluidics Chapter 8

Optimized Surface Patterning Tools for Sub-attoliter Volume Fluid Deposition

Authors: M.L. Adams

Affilation: University of South Alabama, United States

Pages: 480 - 483

Keywords: microfluidics, patterning, cantilever, surface tension

Abstract:
Micromachined cantilever-based surface patterning tools were optimized to allow submicron diameter printing of fluids on various surfaces. A detailed fluidics model was used to analyze critical variables and determine the best method for optimization. Tools were fabricated and tested on a BioForce Nanosciences Nanoenabler bench-top molecular printer. The new tool design improved spot reproducibility, yield and allowed for the deposition of submicron diameter spots which had not previously been demonstrated.

Optimized Surface Patterning Tools for Sub-attoliter Volume Fluid Deposition

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3402-2
Pages: 862
Hardcopy: $189.95