Design, fabrication and study of micro-electrospray chips

Tzong Shyng Leu, Chi Hsiung Teng

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This paper described design, fabrication and study of micro electrospray chips. The micro electrospray chips are fabricated by using micro-electro- mechanical system (MEMS) technology. The micro electrospray techniques can be used in many applications, including high viscous fluid dispenses for 3D rapid prototyping and biological sample analysis in mass spectrometer. In this study, micro electrospray chips with different wedge angels are investigated by using microscopic visualization techniques. Four spray modes are identified at various operation voltages and currents. It is found that the voltage for stable cone-jet mode decrease as wedge angle becomes smaller. On the other hand, it is also found that stable cone-jet mode represent a constant current range in current (I)-voltage(Φ) curve. It allows us to easily identify if the micro electrospray chips operate at cone-jet mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress on Advanced Manufacture for Micro/Nano Technology 2005 - Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
EditionPART 2
ISBN (Print)0878499903, 9780878499908
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1
Event2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005 - Taipei, R.O.C., Taiwan
Duration: 2005 Nov 282005 Dec 2

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752


Other2005 International Conference on Advanced Manufacture, ICAM2005
CityTaipei, R.O.C.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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