Molded arrays of microcavities and channels in polymer structures: Ultraviolet emitting microplasma sources for biophotonics

Jie Zheng, Joon Yeong Kim, S. K. Lee, Sung Jin Park, J. Gary Eden

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Abstract

Microplasma arrays and channels fabricated on plastic substrates by replica molding are well suited for biomolecule detection in liquid flow streams. Arrays of orthogonally oriented linear channels with cross-sectional areas of 100 × 100 μm2 have been operated in Ar/3% N2 gas mixtures at atmospheric pressure. Similar experiments with arrays of parallel linear channels having cross-sectional areas of 200 × 100 μm2 and lengths of 6 cm have also been conducted. Spatially uniform emission in the near ultraviolet (λ ∼300-400 nm) from the microcavity plasma sources and the photoluminescence of organic molecules in solution in adjoining channels have been observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1256-1257
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Volume36
Issue number4 PART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

Keywords

  • Argon
  • Biophotonics
  • Cavity resonators
  • Microcavities
  • Microchannels
  • Microplasmas
  • Plastics
  • Polymers
  • Soft lithography
  • Substrates
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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