Double casting prototyping with a thermal aging step for fabrication of 3D microstructures in poly(dimethylsiloxane)
Karina Kwapiszewska , Kamil Żukowski , Radosław Kwapiszewski , Zbigniew Brzózka
AbstractThe paper describes a cheap and accessible technique of a poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) master treatment by thermal aging as a step of double casting microfabrication process. Three-dimensional PDMS microstructures could have been achieved using this technique. It was proved, that thermal aging changes nanotopology of a PDMS surface and thus enhances efficiency of double casting prototyping. The thermally aged PDMS master could have been used for multiple and correct replication of over 98% of the fabricated microstructures. Moreover, lack of chemical modification preserved the biocompatibility of PDMS devices. The fabricated microstructures were successfully utilized for 3D cell culture.
|Journal series||AIMS Biophysics, ISSN 2377-9098|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||PDMS; microfabrication; 3D microstructures; biocompatible materials; double casting; thermal aging|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score|| = 0.0, 28-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal|
= 5.0, 28-04-2020, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||= 3; = 8; : 2016 = 0.314|
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