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The aluminum heating element for qPCR device.

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posted on 06.06.2017 by Geoffrey Mulberry, Kevin A. White, Manjusha Vaidya, Kiminobu Sugaya, Brian N. Kim

(a) The aluminum rod has four holes for ① PCR tube insertion, ② convection cooling, ③ the excitation light path, and ④ thermistor insertion. (b) The heating element consists of an aluminum rod, a layer of polyimide film, and a coil of NiCr wire. The dimension and location of the holes are: ① ⌀ is 3.72 mm and depth is 5.46 mm, ② ⌀ is 3.72 mm and depth is 8.59 mm, ③ ⌀ is 3.56 mm and location from top is 3.70 mm, and ④ ⌀ is 1.59 mm and depth is 1.00 mm and location from top is 3.70 mm.

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