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Rapid, Controllable Fabrication of Regular Complex Microarchitectures by Capillary Assembly of Micropillars and Their Application in Selectively Trapping/Releasing Microparticles.
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PMID:  23143911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A simple strategy to realize new controllable 3D microstructures and a novel method to reversibly trapping and releasing microparticles are reported. This technique controls the height, shape, width, and arrangement of pillar arrays and realizes a series of special microstructures from 2-pillar-cell to 12 cell arrays, S-shape, chain-shape and triangle 3-cell arrays by a combined top down/bottom up method: laser interference lithography and capillary force-induced assembly. Due to the inherent features of this method, the whole time is less than 3 min and the fabricated area determined by the size of the laser beam can reach as much as 1 cm(2) , which shows this method is very simple, rapid, and high-throughput. It is further demonstrated that the 'mechanical hand'-like 4-cell arrays could be used to selectively trap/release microparticles with different sizes, e.g., 1.5, 2, or 3.5 μm, which are controlled by the period of the microstructures from 2.5 to 4 μm, and 6 μm. Finally, the 'mechanical hand'-like 4-cell arrays are integrated into 100 μm-width microfluidic channels prepared by ultraviolet photolithography, which shows that this technique is compatible with conventional microfabrication methods for on-chip applications.
Dong Wu; Si-Zhu Wu; Shuai Zhao; Jia Yao; Jiang-Nan Wang; Qi-Dai Chen; Hong-Bo Sun
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1613-6829     ISO Abbreviation:  Small     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101235338     Medline TA:  Small     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
State Key Laboratory on Integrated Optoelectronics, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, Jilin University, 2699 Qianjin Street, Changchun, 130012, PR China.
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