Micro-Tweezers, Integrated Sensors and Micro-Manipulations Techniques
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 2713
Interests: MEMS; Microgrippers; polymer; Microtweezers; nanomaterials; FEM; simulations; modelling
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Micro-tweezers are essential end-effectors used for different applications regarding the manipulation of delicate micro-objects. A compact structure with an integrated actuator and sensor is preferred in order to obtain a real-time response from the gripping force. The various manipulation actions include the handling, pick-and-place, gripping and positioning operations which are appropriate in diverse domains, such as micro-robotics, micro-assembly, biology and medicine.
In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight some of the recent developments regarding micro-tweezers’ structures, the integration of different sensors, structural advanced materials used for fabrication and the micro-manipulations techniques. We invite research papers and reviews that focus on tethered or untethered micro-tweezers for the manipulation, fabrication, or characterization of micro/nano-sized objects. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to, modeling and simulation, design, fabrication, as well as characterization at small scales and experiments.
Dr. Rodica Voicu
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- design, modelling and simulation of tweezers
- fabrication of tweezers
- characterization of tweezers
- position and force sensing at small scales
- sensors for micromanipulation
- integrated sensors
- micro and nano manipulation