Size controllable polymeric microlens fabrication by using a multiphase droplet including air core

D. H. Yoon, T. Arakawa, J. S. Go, S. Shoji

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Abstract

Polymeric microlenses of controllable size and radius of curvature were fabricated by a simple micro fluidic device. Positive meniscus microlenses were formed from the microdroplets including air core. The dimensions of the lens were controlled by fluidic conditions of droplet formation. Especially, air core and organic phase volumes control the diameter and curvature of the microlenses. Controllable sizes from 114 μm to 261 μm in diameter and radiuses of curvature from 61 μm to 357 μm are achieved. The proposed method is applicable for a high throughput microlens production.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Pages1118-1120
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 - Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 2010 Oct 32010 Oct 7

Publication series

Name14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
Volume2

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010
CountryNetherlands
CityGroningen
Period10/10/310/10/7

Keywords

  • Air
  • Microlens
  • Multiphase droplet
  • Polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Yoon, D. H., Arakawa, T., Go, J. S., & Shoji, S. (2010). Size controllable polymeric microlens fabrication by using a multiphase droplet including air core. In 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010 (pp. 1118-1120). (14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2010, MicroTAS 2010; Vol. 2).