Special Issue "Self-Assembly"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Prof. Dr. Karl F. Böhringer
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 352500, 234 EE/CSE Building, Seattle, WA 98195-2500, USA
Phone: +1 206 221 5177
Fax: +1 206 543 3842
Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek
MESA+ Institute, University of Twente, PO box 217, NL 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Phone: D: +49 761 203 97342; NL: +31 534 893 845
Fax: D: +49 761 203 97451; NL: +31 534 893 343
Interests: MEMS; wet etching of silicon; micro- and nano fluid handling
Self-assembly is becoming an important fabrication tool of systems with features and components in an enormous size ranging from tens of nanometres to centimetres. It is a traditional tool in the growth of colloidal crystals and supramolecular chemistry, and many key processes in biology are based on self-assembly, e.g. the formation of membranes, the hybridization of DNA and the folding of proteins. In the field of MEMS self-assembly is being used on industrial scale for packaging, but the prospect of this technology is much wider: Self-assembly might become a viable route for the step from two-dimensional fabrication schemes to complex three-dimensional structures.
In view of the wide range of quite disparate disciplines it seems to be beneficial to publish a volume in Micromachines dedicated to self-assembly. Therefore we invite contributions from all areas of self-assembly covering the whole range of sizes of units and of applications. In particular we should like to have contributions on self-assembly in areas such as:
- 3-D micro-and nanosystems
- Artificial materials such as photonic crystals and meta materials
- MEMS packaging
- Colloidal crystals
- Macromolecular self-assembly (monolayers, protein folding, DNA-origami)
We also welcome contributions related to self-assembly processes, including scaling issues, materials, interaction between units, transport, assistance by external fields (electromagnetic, flow, gradients in concentrations, pressure, temperature, etc.). The call is also for papers on the theory of self-assembly.
The type of papers can be contributions dealing with the latest work in the field, and reviews on all aspects of self-assembly from the different disciplines. Also, in accordance of the general policy of the journal, we invite research proposals, introducing ideas for new applications, new types of units and new types of technologies.
Prof. Dr. Karl F. Böhringer
Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek
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.
Micromachines 2010, 1(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/mi1010001
Received: 17 November 2009; Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 18 January 2010| Download PDF Full-text (3219 KB)
Article: Controlling Interfacial Adhesion of Self-Assembled Polypeptide Fibrils for Novel Nanoelectromechanical System (NEMS) Applications
Micromachines 2011, 2(1), 1-16; doi:10.3390/mi2010001
Received: 25 November 2010; in revised form: 17 December 2010 / Accepted: 5 January 2011 / Published: 17 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1715 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2011, 2(1), 17-48; doi:10.3390/mi2010017
Received: 1 December 2010; in revised form: 18 January 2011 / Accepted: 25 January 2011 / Published: 11 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1906 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Self-Assembly of Chip-Size Components with Cavity Structures: High-Precision Alignment and Direct Bonding without Thermal Compression for Hetero Integration
Micromachines 2011, 2(1), 49-68; doi:10.3390/mi2010049
Received: 7 December 2010; in revised form: 16 January 2011 / Accepted: 17 January 2011 / Published: 18 February 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1433 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2011, 2(1), 69-81; doi:10.3390/mi2010069
Received: 1 January 2011; in revised form: 20 February 2011 / Accepted: 23 February 2011 / Published: 1 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (964 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Micromachines 2011, 2(2), 82-115; doi:10.3390/mi2020082
Received: 1 February 2011; in revised form: 22 March 2011 / Accepted: 24 March 2011 / Published: 31 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (2589 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Infrared Ellipsometric Study of Hydrogen-Bonded Long-Chain Thiolates on Gold: Towards Resolving Structural Details
Micromachines 2011, 2(2), 306-318; doi:10.3390/mi2020306
Received: 29 April 2011; in revised form: 18 June 2011 / Accepted: 19 June 2011 / Published: 22 June 2011| Download PDF Full-text (357 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 7 July 2010