A novel design for bidirectional fluidic motion has been demonstrated which is widely used in the biochip or microfluidic component. Two miniaturized Venturi pumps as well as pneumatic servo system are designed to easily control the bidirectional fluidic motion by simple fabrication. The pumping velocity is 0.86 μl/min at a 2.75 slpm (standard liter per minute) air flow read from mass flow controller (MFC) for totally 4.3 μl blue ink in a 300 μm wide by 300 μm deep channel. The higher airflow, the faster fluidic pumping speed. Numerical simulation is performed to correlate the experimental data of fluidic speed and air flow in microchannel. The test chip with two Venturi pumps and channel was batchedly fabricated by silicon deep reactive ion etching (RIE) and glass anodic bonding. The ICP LIGA process is also investigated after deep RIE followed the electroforming and hot embossing.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Hardware and Architecture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering