Green-tape ceramics. New technological approach for integrating electronics and fluidics in microsystems Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2008

start page

  • 24

end page

  • 33

issue

  • 1

volume

  • 27

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-9936

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-3142

abstract

  • The miniaturization of analytical systems for different applications is currently a very active field of research. The inherent advantages of micro total analysis systems (muTASs) are well known. Although the fluidic platforms and the development of suitable miniaturized detection systems have been studied extensively, the integration in a single substrate of the electronics that is needed to manage the whole system using a single technology is still a sizeable challenge. In this overview, we discuss the role of the low-temperature co-fired ceramics (LTCC) as a potential alternative for miniaturizing analytical systems, since a single technology can easily combine fluidics and electronics to produce a number of novel chemical microanalyzers.

keywords

  • ; electronics; fluidics; integration; low-temperature co-fired ceramics; ltcc; miniaturization