Field methods for the assembly of microparts (Lazarou, 2009)

Abstract:

In the last decades, miniaturization has become an important factor in the development of technology. One of its main objectives through the discipline of micro-engineering is the production of integrated Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), which are currently used as sub-systems in many applications. The target of this thesis is the parallel manipulation and the open-loop/sensorless assembly of microparts without the use of microrobots. For this purpose, the research was focused on four different procedures: a) micromanipulation with 3D force fields, b) micromanipulation with programmable force fields on a plane, c) manipulation of microparts enclosed in a droplet of liquid and d)self-assembly of microparts with electrostatic forces.

Link: http://phdtheses.ekt.gr/eadd/handle/10442/25813