Special Issue "Laser Micro- and Nano- Processing"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2014)
Numerous recent technological advances rely on controllable micro- and nano-fabrication techniques to improve the performance of devices in various applications (e.g., in biomedicine, communications, and energy harvesting). Lasers are uniquely suited for a wide variety of fabrication applications at both the micro- and the nano- scales, in both the production and research environments. In light of this, we announce a Special Issue on "Laser Micro- and Nano Processing" and invite original contributions. We seek not only to report recent developments, but also to mold the future of the field. Example topics include matter interactions, direct write processes, ultra-short pulse laser processing, surface treatment, and 3-D micro- and nano-fabrication.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Costas Fotakis
Dr. Maria Farsari
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 monthly journal published by MDPI.
- Laser-Matter Interaction
- Fundamental aspects (dynamics, modeling)
- Direct write processes (MAPLE DW, LIFT, etc.)
- Ultra-short pulse laser processing
- VUV laser processing
- Surface treatment (texturing, cleaning, annealing, modification, etc.)
- Micro-patterning and micro-structuring
- 3-D micro- and nano-fabrication
- Drilling and cutting
- Lithography (including EUV sources and applications)
- Manufacture of micro devices and systems
- Film deposition and synthesis of advanced materials
- Nano- and micro-particles
- Medical and biological applications
- Glass/Ceramic processing