Mechanical self-assembly: Science and applications

Xi CHEN (Editor)

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Mechanical Self-Assembly: Science and Applications introduces a novel category of self-assembly driven by mechanical forces. This book discusses self-assembly in various types of small material structures including thin films, surfaces, and micro- and nano-wires, as well as the practice's potential application in micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, and biomedical engineering. The mechanical self-assembly process is inherently quick, simple, and cost-effective, as well as accessible to a large number of materials, such as curved surfaces for forming three-dimensional small structures. Mechanical self-assembly is complementary to, and sometimes offer advantages over, the traditional micro- and nano-fabrication. © 2013 Springer Science+Business Media New York. All rights are reserved.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages206
ISBN (Electronic)9781461445623
ISBN (Print)9781493942107, 9781461445616
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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