Special Issue "Microswitching Technologies"
A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
Prof. Ronald A. Coutu, Jr.
Professor of Electrical Engineering and V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair, Opus College of Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
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Interests: microelectromechanical systems (MEMS); smart sensors; device fabrication; micro-electrical contacts; phase change materials; energy harvesting; renewable energy; micro-grids; energy storage
Microswitching technology includes areas like radio frequency (RF) microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) switches for high frequency applications, MEMS switches for direct current (DC) or dry switching applications, and new and emerging technologies relative to the micro electrical contact areas including: advanced modeling, promising new contact materials, and novel micro contact geometries. In addition, novel solid state switching topologies and materials including phase change materials and metal-insulator transition materials are being investigated as for applications requiring highly reliable microswitching devices. This Special Issue is intended to report on the recent advances in the multidisciplinary field of microswitching technologies and also address critical technology gaps that are currently limiting microswitch presence in the market place.
Prof. Dr. Ronald A. Coutu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- RF MEMS
- contact materials
- contact geometry
- phase change materials
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