Title: Fabrication and testing of a MEMS platform for characterization of stimuli-sensitive hydrogels
Authors: Guan, Tiannan ×
Ceyssens, Frederik
Puers, Bob #
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2012
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
Series Title: Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering vol:22 issue:8
Article number: 087001
Abstract: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) platform for hydrogel benchmarking was designed, fabricated and tested. This MEMS platform is a testbed for the characterization of stimuli-sensitive hydrogels at the micrometer scale, which makes it a useful tool for developing and benchmarking different hydrogels in a realistic usage environment. The platform allows the application of chemical and thermal stimuli and the monitoring of the hydrogel's swelling or shrinking by visual methods as well as by an embedded conductometric sensing mechanism. Such a platform allows measurements on a small scale and is especially useful to make a realistic assessment of the behavior of a gel after going through a microfabrication process. Several hydrogels were tested utilizing this proposed MEMS platform to prove the concept.
ISSN: 0960-1317
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:ESAT - MICAS, Microelectronics and Sensors
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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