Balloon Pump with Floating Valves for Portable Liquid Delivery
AbstractIn this paper, we propose a balloon pump with floating valves to control the discharge flow rates of sample solutions. Because the floating valves were made from a photoreactive resin, the shapes of the floating valves could be controlled by employing different exposure patterns without any change in the pump configurations. Owing to the simple preparation process of the pump, we succeeded in changing the discharge flow rates in accordance with the number and length of the floating valves. Because our methods could be used to easily prepare balloon pumps with arbitrary discharge properties, we achieved several microfluidic operations by the integration of the balloon pumps with microfluidic devices. Therefore, we believe that the balloon pump with floating valves will be a useful driving component for portable microfluidic systems. View Full-Text
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Morimoto, Y.; Mukouyama, Y.; Habasaki, S.; Takeuchi, S. Balloon Pump with Floating Valves for Portable Liquid Delivery. Micromachines 2016, 7, 39.
Morimoto Y, Mukouyama Y, Habasaki S, Takeuchi S. Balloon Pump with Floating Valves for Portable Liquid Delivery. Micromachines. 2016; 7(3):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Morimoto, Yuya; Mukouyama, Yumi; Habasaki, Shohei; Takeuchi, Shoji. 2016. "Balloon Pump with Floating Valves for Portable Liquid Delivery." Micromachines 7, no. 3: 39.
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