ERIC Number: EJ877809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Microfluidics in the Undergraduate Laboratory: Device Fabrication and an Experiment to Mimic Intravascular Gas Embolism
Jablonski, Erin L.; Vogel, Brandon M.; Cavanagh, Daniel P.; Beers, Kathryn L.
Chemical Engineering Education, v44 n1 p81 Win 2010
A method to fabricate microfluidic devices and an experimental protocol to model intravascular gas embolism for undergraduate laboratories are presented. The fabrication process details how to produce masters on glass slides; these masters serve as molds to pattern channels in an elastomeric polymer that can be adhered to a substrate, resulting in a microfluidic device. This fabrication technique can produce various channel configurations. The gas embolism experiment demonstrates fundamental fluid dynamics phenomena in model vasculature.
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Equipment, Undergraduate Study, Engineering Education, Mechanics (Physics), Laboratory Experiments, Plastics, Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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