Special Issue "Electromagnetic Levitation Microactuators"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kirill V. Poletkin

Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
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Phone: (+49) 721-608-29305
Interests: levitating micro-actuators; levitating micro-systems; inductive levitation; micro-inertial sensors; energy transfer; heat transfer; modeling; stability; pull-in dynamics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Electro-magnetic levitation phenomena have already become a driving force towards creating a new generation of micro-systems, and, in particular, micro-system actuators with inherent benefits, such as controllable mechanical friction, over the last two decades. Complete elimination of mechanical attachments, consequently mechanical wear and control of mechanical friction by means of vacuum in such micro-actuators open up a number of advantages, offering their further miniaturization, and significant improvements in performance, and the promise of micro-actuators with increased operational capabilities, low dissipation energy, and long operational lifetimes. This Special Issue is aimed to consolidate original papers and state-of-the-art reviews with a focus on levitating micro-actuators based on electric, magnetic, inductive, diamagnetic, superconducting, optical and hybrid levitation.

The topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

  • micro-fabrication, and new magnetic, optical materials and meta-materials;
  • New conceptual designs of levitating micro-actuators for application in micro-bearings, micro-motors, trapping particles, micro-energy-harvesters, etc., as well as micro-sensors (gyroscopes, accelerometers, force-sensors, etc.);
  • non-linear phenomena in levitating micro-actuators including coupling effects, pull-in dynamics and instability, dissipation induced instability, chaotic behavior, etc.;
  • analytical and numerical methods related to the topic for modeling and analysis of micro-actuator stability and dynamics (analytical methods based on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian mechanics, FEM, topology optimization, model order reduction, etc.).

Dr. Kirill V. Poletkin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Mirco-actuators
  • Electromagnetic levitation
  • Micro-systems
  • Micro-sensors
  • Micro-coils
  • Micro-magnets
  • Trapping
  • Stable levitation
  • Modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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