Micro liquid prism

Y. Yoshihata, A. Takei, N. Binh Khiem, T. Kan, E. Iwase

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This paper presents a micro liquid prism. Two flat transparent plates float on a liquid droplet and these plates serve as prism faces. The two plates are positioned automatically by surface tension, just by putting the plates on the ellipsoidal droplet. Therefore the proposed prism can be fabricated accurately in micro scale without difficulty. As the liquid and the plates are encapsulated by Parylene, the prism can retain its shape. The prism which faces were 400ptm in diameter and whole size was smaller than 1mm3 was fabricated. The adequate function of the fabricated prism for Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) measurement was verified.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4805546
Pages (from-to)967-970
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 1
Event22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2009 - Sorrento, Italy
Duration: 2009 Jan 252009 Jan 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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