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Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices by Plasma Treatment.
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PMID:  18975986     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Paper-based microfluidic patterns have been demonstrated in recent literature to have a significant potential in developing low-cost analytical devices for telemedicine and general health monitoring. This study reports a new method for making microfluidic patterns on a paper surface using plasma treatment. Paper was first hydrophobized and then treated using plasma in conjunction with a mask. This formed well defined hydrophilic channels on the paper. Paper-based microfluidic systems produced in this way retained the flexibility of paper and a variety of patterns could be formed. A major advantage of this system is that simple functional elements such as switches and filters can be built into the patterns. Examples of these elements are given in this study.
Authors:
Xu Li; Junfei Tian; Thanh Nguyen; Wei Shen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2008-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Analytical chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-6882     ISO Abbreviation:  Anal. Chem.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370536     Medline TA:  Anal Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
wei.shen@eng.monash.edu.au.
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