Novel format chromatographic columns for improved overall analytical performance

David E. Gaddes, Jessica L. Westland, Frank L. Dorman, Srinivas Tadigadapa

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Abstract

In this work, we have developed gas chromatography columns using microfabrication techniques and interfaced them using compression sealing technique to enable high temperature (∼400 °C) operation. Specifically, we present graphite compression sealing technique to achieve leak-proof fluidic interconnection between the inlet tubing and the microchannel, thus removing the limiting factor of epoxy and allowing for high temperature operations. This approach also represents a significant improvement from previous designs in which the tubing are interfaced to the microfluidic channel from the side of the chip resulting which results in significant band broadening and tailing, as well as making the device less amenable to automatic installation. The microfabricated gas chromatography (μGC) column has been successfully used to perform high temperature gas separation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationThe 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
Pages238-241
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 16 2013Jun 20 2013

Publication series

Name2013 Transducers and Eurosensors XXVII: The 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013

Other

Other2013 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, TRANSDUCERS and EUROSENSORS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period6/16/136/20/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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