Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)-based microfluidic channel with integrated commercial pressure sensors

C. M.Mackenzie Dover*, Yifan Li, S. Korniliou, K. Sefiane, J. G. Terry, A. J. Walton

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The precise characterisation of boiling in microchannels is essential for the optimisation of applications requiring two phase cooling. In this paper polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is employed to make microchannels for characterising microboiling. In particular the material properties of PDMS facilitate rapid prototyping and its optical transparency provides the capability to directly view any fluid flow. The production of microchannels is complicated by the need to integrate custom made sensors. This paper presents a PDMS microfluidic device with integrated commercial pressure sensors, which have been used to perform a detailed characterisation of microboiling phenomena. The proposed approach of integrating commercial pressure sensors into the channel also has potential applications in a range of other microsystems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE SENSORS 2017 - Conference Proceedings
Editors IEEE
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509010127
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2017
Event16th IEEE SENSORS Conference: ICSENS 2017 - Scottish events Campus (SEC), Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Oct 20171 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of IEEE Sensors
ISSN (Print)1930-0395
ISSN (Electronic)2168-9229


Conference16th IEEE SENSORS Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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