Special Issue "Glass Micromachining and Applications of Glass"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2012)
Dr. Marko T. Blom
Micronit Microfluidics BV, Colosseum 15, 7521 PV Enschede, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 53 850 6 850
Fax: +31 53 850 6 851
Interests: lab-on-a-chip; microfluidics; MEMS; bioMEMS; glass micromachining
Although glass machining techniques have been around for some time, micromachining of glass is relatively new. Adoption of technologies from the silicon MEMS field such as wet chemical etching and micro powderblasting has led to glass-specific, wafer-scale and thereby cost-effective manufacturing processes. This combination of cost-effective and high accuracy machining in turn has led to a whole range of new application areas for glass devices, such as glass lab-on-a-chip, high optical quality flowcells, microreactors and hermetic packaging of sensors.
Obviously, the development of machining techniques has been and still is progressing further, for instance enabling high aspect ratio laser machining of structure types that would otherwise be impossible. For this reason we invite submission of papers, both on glass micromachining techniques in the broadest sense and on applications of glass microfabrication. This latter could include, but is not limited to: lab-on-a-chip, flowcells, microreactors, microchip capillary electrophoresis, wafer-scale packaging and glass MEMS.
Dr. Marko T. Blom
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Micromachines is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 500 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- glass micromachining and microfabrication
- glass MEMS
- capillary electrophoresis
- laser structuring of glass
- (hermetic) wafer-scale packaging
Article: Micromanufacturing in Fused Silica via Femtosecond Laser Irradiation Followed by Gas-Phase Chemical Etching
Micromachines 2012, 3(4), 604-614; doi:10.3390/mi3040604
Received: 6 August 2012; in revised form: 28 August 2012 / Accepted: 17 September 2012 / Published: 28 September 2012| Download PDF Full-text (616 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2013, 4(1), 67-79; doi:10.3390/mi4010067
Received: 4 January 2013; in revised form: 16 February 2013 / Accepted: 20 February 2013 / Published: 13 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (497 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2013, 4(2), 128-137; doi:10.3390/mi4020128
Received: 31 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 1 March 2013 / Published: 27 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2331 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Freeform Fabrication of Magnetophotonic Crystals with Diamond Lattices of Oxide and Metallic Glasses for Terahertz Wave Control by Micro Patterning Stereolithography and Low Temperature Sintering
Micromachines 2013, 4(2), 149-156; doi:10.3390/mi4020149
Received: 25 January 2013; in revised form: 26 March 2013 / Accepted: 26 March 2013 / Published: 2 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1395 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Photomechanical Bending of Azobenzene-based Photochromic Molecular Fibers
Authors: Hideyuki Nakano et al.
Affiliation: Department of Applied Chemistry, Muroran Institute of Technology, 27-1, Mizumoto-cho, Muroran, Hokkaido 050-8585, Japan; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Microfibers composed of azobenzene-based photochromic molecular materials, namely, low molecular-mass photochromic materials with glass-forming property, could be fabricated. These fibers were found to exhibit mechanical bending motion upon irradiation with a laser beam. In addition, the bending direction could be controlled by altering the polarization direction of the irradiated light without changing the position of the light source and the wavelength of the light. The bending motions were suggested to be related with the photoinduced mass transport taking place near the irradiated surface of the fiber.
Last update: 3 August 2012