Fabrication of Embedded Microstructures Via Lamination of Thick Gel‐Casted Ceramic Layers

Kean How Cheah, Jit Kai Chin

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This article describes a new approach to fabricate various embedded ceramic microstructures. Design geometries of the microstructures are replicated onto a soft reusable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) mold. Rapid consolidation of ceramic suspension on the molds using gel-casting technique produces structured ceramic layers. 85% aqueous glycerol solution has been identified as suitable adhesive agent to laminate the ceramic layers. Capability of the approach in fabricating embedded microstructures of 3-dimensional and aspect ratio as high as 20 and 50 has been demonstrated. Ceramic microthruster and Y-shaped microfluidic reactor are fabricated using this new approach to show its potential to construct various ceramic microdevices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)384-393
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Marketing
  • Materials Chemistry


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