A positive displacement micropump for microdialysis Academic Article uri icon


  • Miniature fluid pumps, measuring 15 4 1 mm, have been microfabricated with silicon, glass, and polyimide. Pumps have been tested with deionized water and 10% glycerol solutions as the working solutions. The pumps have been operated with a pneumatic drive or a pie-zoelectric drive. Flow rates from 0.1 to 110 l min-1 have been achieved. The maximum pressure generated by the pumps was 56 cm of water. Pumps have been operated with a dialysis probe and with a microchannel load. The pump lifetime is limited by the degradation in the performance of the polyimide components in the pump. The power consumption was less than 1 mW at a drive frequency of 10 Hz. 1998 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Mechatronics

author list (cited authors)

  • Cunneen, J., Lin, Y., Caraffini, S., Boyd, J. G., Hesketh, P. J., Lunte, S. M., & Wilson, G. S.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Cunneen, James||Lin, Yu-Cheng||Caraffini, Simone||Boyd, James G||Hesketh, Peter J||Lunte, Susan M||Wilson, George S

publication date

  • August 1998