This paper describes the fabrication method of an all SU-8 microfluidic device with built-in 3D fine micromesh structures. 3D micromesh structures were seamlessly integrated into the SU-8 sealed microchannel. To eliminate gap formation and filling of the microchannel, the built-in micromeshes in the microchannel were formed by photolithography after bonding the SU-8 top-cover layer and the SU-8 bottom substrate. The lift-off method, using lift-off resist as a sacrificial layer, was utilized to release the all SU-8 microfluidic chips. Monolithic SU-8 structures realize uniform physical and chemical surface properties required in microfluidic devices for practical use. As an application, fragmentation of a water droplet in an organic carrier formed by a two-phase flow was demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering