The possibilities for microtechnology in chemical analysis and separation techniques are discussed. The combination of the materials and the dimensions of structures can limit the sample and waste volumes on the one hand, but also increases the performance of the chemical systems. Especially in high performance chromatography separation systems, where the separation quality is directly depending on the length to width ratio of the fluid channels, there is a large potential for applications. Novel technologies as well as demonstrator devices for different applications will be presented in this paper. Finally, a modular concept for microfluidic systems, in which these micromachined structures can be incorporated, is described and illustrated with a demonstrator.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering - Micromachined Devices and Components II|
|Place of Publication||Bellingham, WA USA|
|Publisher||SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1996|
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE 2882|
Spiering, V. L., Spiering, V. L., Lammerink, T. S. J., Jansen, H. V., van den Berg, A., & Fluitman, J. H. J. (1996). Technologies and microstructures for separation techniques in chemical analysis. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering - Micromachined Devices and Components II (pp. 91-100). (Proceedings of SPIE 2882). Bellingham, WA USA: SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.250726