Design and validation of a projection lithograph for the investigation of photocatalytic effects in microfluidic channels
- Chemical Process Engineering
- Focus/Key Topic:
Microfluidics start where the bare eye reaches its limits. At this scale, in which pico- and nanolitres are normal volumes, physical effects become relevant that would otherwise be negligible. As a result, mixing, flows and other phenomena can be observed.
In photocatalytic systems these phenomena can be influenced by an external light source. For example, current 3D printers use UV light to trigger a photocatalytic reaction to produce three-dimensional structures. However, most of the existing systems are designed for the production of parts on a millimeter to centimeter scale and can therefore not be used for the illumination of microfluidic channels.
In this thesis a projection lithograph for focused exposure in microfluidic chips will be designed and tested.
Contents of this thesis:
- Concept development
- Design and 3D printing
- Fabrication of microfluidic channels
- Investigation of photocatalytic effects
You can expect:
- Basics and procedure for building a prototype
- Understanding microfluidic phenomena
- Comprehensive supervision
You should bring:
- Interest in the topic
- Structured, independent and precise work
- Creativity in problem solving
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