Many researches have been focused on polymer microfluidic chip in recent years and the mould plays an important role in its fabrication process. Using electrodepositingmethod to fabricate a metal mould for polymer microfluidic chip has been presented in this paper. An ultra-thick photoresist SU-8 was coated on a pretreated metal plate, after photolithography, nickel was electrodeposited in the patterned SU-8, then was removed the SU-8 to obtain a final metal mould. This methodreduces workload of electrodeposit largely. Applying counter current before deposit, adding additive to solution and vacuum anneal after demould have been used to improve the binding force between Ni substrate and electrodeposit structure.


Electrodeposit, Photolithograph, Binding force

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