Microfluidic Chips Etching Process on Soda-lime Glass
- 10.2991/mems.2012.81How to use a DOI?
- microfluidic chips; soda-lime glass; etching
The process to manufacture microfluidic chip using quartz glass or Pyrex 7740 glass is expensive and complex. In order to overcome these, save production costs, simplify the process, and shorten the production cycle, soda-lime glass was designed as substrate carrier; positive photoresist AZ 4620 was designed as mask layer, to make the microfluidic chip production process efficient, rapid, and low-cost. Some key technique, such as thickness of photoresist, various stages of baking parameters, exposure and developer volume, etching environment and the glass buffered oxide etching (BOE) ratio had been solved. The adhesion of the photoresist with the glass, and photoresist’s tolerance time in BOE had been solved as well. With the optimized process, the etching depth can achieve 80 m, the minimum feature size could be less than 50 m, the sidewall steepness is less than 100°, the flatness error is less than ± 1.5 m, and the production cycle is only 4 hour.
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TY - CONF AU - Wang Guanglong AU - Li Qichang AU - Dong Yu AU - Chen Jianhui AU - Gao Fengqi AU - Zhang Shanshan PY - 2012/12 DA - 2012/12 TI - Microfluidic Chips Etching Process on Soda-lime Glass BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Material Science (MEMS 2012) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 306 EP - 309 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/mems.2012.81 DO - 10.2991/mems.2012.81 ID - Guanglong2012/12 ER -