A microfluidic porous solid phase suitable for mass production

Conference: MikroSystemTechnik Kongress 2021 - Kongress
11/08/2021 - 11/10/2021 at Stuttgart-Ludwigsburg, Deutschland

Proceedings: MikroSystemTechnik Kongress 2021

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

Behrmann, Ole; Lisec, Thomas; Piechotta, Gundula; Gojdka, Bjoern (Fraunhofer ISIT, Itzehoe, Germany)

Porous microstructures are difficult to integrate in MEMS devices under large-scale production conditions. Typically, integration requires time consuming and error-prone operations at chip level that are incompatible with further cleanroom processing. To overcome this obstacle, we present the wafer-level manufacture of porous solid phases for microfluidic applications using a novel MEMS process. The process comprises the introduction of a loose powder into pre-structured cavities on wafer-level and the agglomeration of the powder by atomic layer deposition (ALD). As an application example for integrated porous solid phases, on-chip liquid chromatography for the separation of acetaminophen and gentisic acid is demonstrated.