Irregularities and Voids

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Time Domain Imaging (TDI)™
Utilizes an echo (amplitude & polarity) arrival ‘time’ as a reference, such as standard A-Scan, B-Scan and C-Mode type images.

Irregularities and Voids

Microfluidics Channel Defects - Application Note 2158

Irregularities and Voids

Sample & Method

A plastic plate on which separation channels 50 microns wide lead from peripheral wells and converge on a central anode well. After etching of the channels, a plastic cover is bonded to the plate. Ultrasound is focused through the plastic to inspect the bond interface.

Result

A critical step is the thermal bonding of the two plates without deformation of the channels and wells. The planar acoustic image shows irregularities and discontinuities of a channel, in addition to random voids between the two plates.