Day 9

Requirements to be Considered toward Chip Materials

Requirements towards materials of microfluidic chips

differ depending on the planned applications. Typically, the following requirements have to be considered: 

– optical transparency for a good observation of the experiment 

– biocompatibility 

– chemical inertness (e. g. in flow chemistry)

– thermal properties, in particular heat conductivity and capacity or thermal stability

  mechanical properties, e.g. stiffness

– swelling capability

– electrical properties