Micromachined rubber O-ring micro-fluidic couplers
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.
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.
Published - 00838590.pdf