Special Issue "Micro/Nano Fabrication"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2014)
Prof. Dr. Cheng Luo
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Arlington, 500 W First St., Arlington, TX 76019, USA
Interests: MEMS; NEMS; microfluidics; surface wetting; bone implants; energy harvesting; solid mechanics
Lithography originally means the transfer of an image to a surface. Current photolithographic approaches, such as ultra-violet, electron-beam, X-ray and ion-beam, employ light exposure to pattern surfaces. Meanwhile, existing non-photolithographic methods use atomic force microscopes (dip-pen), soft (soft lithography) or hard molds (nanoimprint lithography), for example, to transfer patterns. In addition, non-lithographic approaches (like vapor-solid and vapor-liquid-solid), which do not involve the use of pre-existing images, may also be applied to generate tiny structures, such as nanorods, nanowires and nanotubes. Furthermore, the combination of various methods may create 3-D or hybrid micro/nano structures. This special issue seeks reviews, regular research papers and short communications on: (i) new approaches to fabricate micro/nano structures, and (ii) innovative use of existing techniques to generate new micro/nano structures.
Prof. Dr. Cheng Luo
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.
- micro/nano structures
- fabrication techniques and methods