Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Computer Science and Electronic Technology

Thermal Simulation for Continuous-flow PCR System

Authors
Shenglan Zeng, Bingyu Chen, Lingfeng Cai, Quanjun Liu
Corresponding Author
Shenglan Zeng
Available Online August 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cset-16.2016.64How to use a DOI?
Keywords
PCR, microfluidic, COMSOL, Simulation
Abstract
A continuous-flow PCR system is presented, which based on the microfluidic platform briefly consists of a PMMA chip with a PCR liquid channel, three heating units. Each of them contained a heat conducting block on a commercially available thin PI substrate. In order to ensure temperature uniformity across the PCR temperature zones and minimal cross-talk between the zones, the design of chip and heating units was assisted by COMSOL. The simulation results presented the most suitable thickness for the chip and heat conducting block as well as the height limit for the liquid channel. Within the optimized parameters, our system not only has the advantages of fast amplification rates, but also has the benefits of small thermal mass and low power consumption.
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Proceedings
2016 International Conference on Computer Science and Electronic Technology
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2016
ISBN
978-94-6252-213-8
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/cset-16.2016.64How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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