Molex, LLC is showcasing its new Polymicro Technologies nano-Capillary Tubing in booth 2333 at Pittcon 2016 Congress and Expo, which focuses on analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy and will be held March 6-10 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The Polymicro Technologies nano-Capillary line features tubing with internal diameters (IDs) from 200 to 1,000nm (0.2 to 1.0μm). Traditional capillary tubing products do not offer IDs smaller than 1μm. Prior to the development of nano-Capillary tubing, the Scientific, Industrial and Medical communities leading options for sub-1 micrometer diameter substrates were wet-etch or ion-beam milling, both of which are expensive and relatively inaccessible.
Synthetic fused silica offers mirror-smooth interior surfaces that enable stable flow of liquids and gases. The material’s low metal ion content provides an inert inner surface and facilitates efficient cleaving or cutting for custom tubing lengths. In addition, a polyimide coating on the tubing exterior offers excellent abrasion resistance during handling and use and allows the tubing to be used in temperatures ranging from -65ºC to +350ºC.
Scientific applications include analytical chemistry, chromatographic techniques, nanofluidics, on-column monitoring, evanescence-based sensing, and coaxial-light and fluidic devices. Industrial applications include package leak testing, evaporative cooling systems, petroleum analysis, and catalytic research. Medical applications include drug delivery, flow-control systems, clinical and diagnostic devices and wearable drug delivery devices.
For more information about Polymicro Technologies products and technologies, please visit www.molex.com/polymicro.