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Advanced Materials Technologies for Microfluidics: Development of New Materials and Techniques for Microfluidic Devices

EasyChair Preprint no. 12389

17 pagesDate: March 4, 2024


Microfluidics is a rapidly evolving field that focuses on the manipulation and control of small volumes of fluids at the microscale level. The development of advanced materials and techniques for microfluidic devices has played a crucial role in enhancing their performance, functionality, and versatility. This abstract provides an overview of the recent advancements in materials technologies for microfluidics, highlighting the development of new materials and techniques that have revolutionized the field.


The integration of novel materials in microfluidic devices has enabled the fabrication of high-performance systems with enhanced properties such as biocompatibility, optical transparency, mechanical strength, and chemical stability. For instance, the use of polymers, such as polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), has become prevalent due to their excellent biocompatibility and ease of fabrication. However, recent research has focused on developing new materials, such as hydrogels, nanocomposites, and bio-inspired materials, to overcome the limitations of traditional polymers and expand the functionality of microfluidic devices.


Advanced techniques for materials fabrication and patterning have also emerged as critical components in microfluidics research. Techniques like soft lithography, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and microfabrication have enabled the precise and scalable fabrication of complex microfluidic structures. These techniques offer the ability to create intricate channel geometries, integrate multiple functionalities, and incorporate sensors, valves, and actuators within microfluidic devices.

Keyphrases: Geometries, Prototyping, rapid

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  author = {Favour Olaoye and Kaledio Potter},
  title = {Advanced Materials Technologies for Microfluidics: Development of New Materials and Techniques for Microfluidic Devices},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 12389},

  year = {EasyChair, 2024}}
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