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Micromachined rubber O-ring micro-fluidic couplers

Yao, Tze-Jung and Lee, Sangwook and Fang, Weileun and Tai, Yu-Chong (2000) Micromachined rubber O-ring micro-fluidic couplers. In: Proceedings IEEE Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 624-627. ISBN 0-7803-5273-4.

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In this paper, we present a novel type of a "quick-connect" for micro-fluidic devices realized by a simple silicone-rubber O-ring MEMS coupler. As shown in this work, the proposed O-ring couplers are easy to fabricate and utilize, reusable, can withstand high pressure (>60 psi), and provide good seals. In the paper, results from both the leak rate test and pull-out test are presented, demonstrating the functionality of the O-ring couplers.

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Additional Information:© 2000 IEEE. The authors would like to thank our colleague, Charles Grosjean, for constant suggestions and assistance on the device fabrication for this project.
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Official Citation:Tze-Jung Yao, Sangwook Lee, Weileun Fang and Yu-Chong Tai, "Micromachined rubber O-ring micro-fluidic couplers," Proceedings IEEE Thirteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (Cat. No.00CH36308), Miyazaki, Japan, 2000, pp. 624-627. doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2000.838590
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