The Microfabrication Lab is used for both teaching and research, opening up opportunities to involve students in applied engineering projects and state-of-the-art research. It includes the following equipment:
UVP B-100AP UV Lamp and Spectronics UV Crosslinker
These ultraviolet (UV) light sources are used to polymerize UV-curable materials to form the walls of the microchannel on a chip.
Laurell WS-400E-6NPP-Lite Spincoater
This instrument is used to coat a thin film (in the micrometer range) of photoresist on silicon wafers for fabrication of molding masters, which are later used to make the polymer components of a microchip.
Dyne-A-Mite Surface Treater
This instrument is used to clean and modify with ozone the surfaces of the polymer component and glass slide of a microchip. After the ozone treatment, the two components are put into contact to bond together as a microfluidic chip.