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Special Issue "Polymeric Microsystems"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2016).
Interests: microfluidics; chemical computing; microsystem technology; smart materials
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Polymeric microsystems are much more than a cheap alternative to common silicon-based microsystems. In the fields of optics, display technologies, multifunctional electronics, sensors, actuators, energy harvesting, and microfluidics, they offer features which significantly exceed the possibilities of silicon-based systems.
This Special Issue highlights the potential of polymeric microsystems in various fields of applications. It includes:
- (i) fabrication technologies for polymeric microsystems,
- (ii) concepts of active polymeric components, modules and complete systems,
- (iii) modelling and simulation of polymeric material behaviors in components and chips, as well as
- (iv) exemplary applications.
Of particular interest are, on the one hand, intrinsically active polymers, such as piezo polymers, shape memory polymers, stimuli-responsive hydrogels and conductive polymers, and, on the other hand, electroactive polymers, such as dielectric elastomers.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Richter
Manuscript Submission Information
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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- technologies for polymeric microsystems
- intrinsically active polymers
- stimuli responsive hydrogels
- shape memory polymers
- piezo polymers
- conductive polymers
- electroactive polymers
- sensors, actuators
- optical modulators
- multi modal modulators