Materials and manufacturing methods for EWOD devices: current status and sustainability challenges
PublisherWiley (John Wiley & Sons)
Rights accessOpen Access
ProjectTRANSFORMACION DE MATERIALES CELULOSICOS EN BIOPRODUCTOS AVANZADOS Y ECOLOGICOS (AEI-PID2020-114070RB-I00)
Electrowetting-on-dielectric (EWOD) devices have proven to be effective tools for precise microfluidic manipulation or in liquid lenses that surpass conventional solid lenses in versatility. However, the fabrication of these devices presents many challenges, such as their scalability or the growing concern on their environmental impact due to materials used in their fabrication. This review provides a comprehensive analysis of the materials currently used in the fabrication of EWOD devices and the characteristics they must meet. In addition, a discussion of future challenges in the fabrication of EWOD devices is presented, in particular the environmental problems presented by some of the materials currently in use.
CitationCaro, O.; Casals-Terré, J.; Roncero, M.B. Materials and manufacturing methods for EWOD devices: current status and sustainability challenges. "Macromolecular materials and engineering", Gener 2023, vol. 308, núm. 1, article 2200193.