Elbuken Research Group

Plug Microvalve: Too good and practical to be true !

Isn’t this the simplest possible microvalve you can imagine? This new microvalve we presented recently takes only 5 minutes to build and can be integrated the microfluidic devices without changing the design. It has superb burst pressure and can be controlled remotely or manually.Several interesting features were also demonstrated in the article.

M. T. Guler, P. Beyazkilic and C. Elbuken, “A versatile plug microvalve for microfluidic applications,” Sens. Actuators A, v. 265, p. 224–230, Oct 2017 [link]. DOI: 10.1016/j.sna.2017.09.001 [pdf]