Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science at the Nanoscale
Cite as: Dominik G. Rabus. Materials, nano Online. (2016). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/nano.0060.00001
Cite as: Dominik G. Rabus: Materials. In: Optofluidics Systems Technology. De Gruyter (2014). 6–34. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110350210.6
The choice of the appropriate material for a specific type of application is the first important step towards a functional Optofluidic system. Several key factors need to be taken into account that are generally derived from the application to which the Optofluidic system is going to be applied. Factors could be: the property of the fluids to be handled, especially chemicals in contact with the fluidic parts of the system; biocompatibility; compatibility with other materials used, just to name a few.