Special Issue "Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2018"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Interests: optical and electronic devices, semi-conductive materials, nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Teen­Hang Meen

Chair of IEEE Tainan Section Sensors Council Department of Electronic Engineering National Formosa University, Yunlin 632
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Interests: photovoltaic device; dye-sensitized solar cells; nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Dr. Stephen D. Prior

Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK
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Interests: microsystem design; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

2018 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation (IEEE ICASI 2018) will be held in Chiba, Tokyo Japan on April 13~17, 2018, and will provide a unified communication platform for material topics. The special issue on “Selected papers from IEEE ICASI 2018” is expected to select excellent papers presented in IEEE ICASI 2018 about “Micromachines” topic. In recent years, applications of advanced nanomaterials on microelectronic and photonic devices have been a highly developing field, due to the flexibility and light weight for daily use, which has the potential to be deployable. Nanomaterials which provide one of the greatest potentials for improving performance and extended capabilities of products in a number of industrial sectors are a new class of materials, having dimensions in the 1~100 nm range. The most successful examples are seen in the microelectronics, where ‘‘smaller’’ has always meant a greater performance ever since the invention of transistors: e.g. higher density of integration, faster response, lower cost, and less power consumption. Therefore, the fields of nanostructure devices have been the subject of reviews. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the microelectronic and photonic devices with nanostructure. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanoparticles, nanowires, or nanosheets: preparation and applications
  • Nanostructures for microelectronic and photonic Devices applications
  • Nanostructures for energy applications
  • Optical properties of nano and microdevices
  • Combinatorial methods for photoactive material design and optimization
  • Nanotechnology on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

Prof. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Teen-Hang Meen
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Guest Editors


Manuscript Due: June 30, 2018
First Round of Reviews: July 31, 2018
Second Round of Reviews: August 31, 2018
Acceptance of Final papers and Publication: October 15, 2018

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  • Nanomaterials
  • Photonic Devices
  • Nanostructure
  • Optical Properties
  • Micro Electro Mechanical Systems(MEMS)

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A High-Frequency-Compatible Miniaturized Bandpass Filter with Air-Bridge Structures Using GaAs-Based Integrated Passive Device Technology
Micromachines 2018, 9(9), 463; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi9090463
Received: 31 July 2018 / Revised: 8 September 2018 / Accepted: 9 September 2018 / Published: 13 September 2018
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This paper reports on the use of gallium arsenide-based integrated passive device technology for the implementation of a miniaturized bandpass filter that incorporates an intertwined circle-shaped spiral inductor and an integrated center-located capacitor. Air-bridge structures were introduced to the outer inductor and inner [...] Read more.
This paper reports on the use of gallium arsenide-based integrated passive device technology for the implementation of a miniaturized bandpass filter that incorporates an intertwined circle-shaped spiral inductor and an integrated center-located capacitor. Air-bridge structures were introduced to the outer inductor and inner capacitor for the purpose of space-saving, thereby yielding a filter with an overall chip area of 1178 μm × 970 μm. Thus, not only is the chip area minimized, but the magnitude of return loss is also improved as a result of selective variation of bridge capacitance. The proposed device possesses a single passband with a central frequency of 1.71 GHz (return loss: 32.1 dB), and a wide fractional bandwidth (FBW) of 66.63% (insertion loss: 0.50 dB). One transmission zero with an amplitude of 43.42 dB was obtained on the right side of the passband at 4.48 GHz. Owing to its miniaturized chip size, wide FBW, good out-band suppression, and ability to yield high-quality signals, the fabricated bandpass filter can be implemented in various L-band applications such as mobile services, satellite navigation, telecommunications, and aircraft surveillance. Full article
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