Special Issue "Self-Assembly"

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A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Karl F. Böhringer
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Box 352500, 234 EE/CSE Building, Seattle, WA 98195-2500, USA
Website: http://www.ee.washington.edu/faculty/karl
E-Mail: karl@ee.washington.edu
Phone: +1 206 221 5177
Fax: +1 206 543 3842

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Miko Elwenspoek
MESA+ Institute, University of Twente, PO box 217, NL 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
Website: http://tst.ewi.utwente.nl/
E-Mail: m.c.elwenspoek@utwente.nl
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

Published Papers (7 papers)

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Micromachines 2010, 1(1), 1-18; doi:10.3390/mi1010001
Received: 17 November 2009; Accepted: 4 January 2010 / Published: 18 January 2010
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