Capillary Forces in Micro-Fluidic Self-Assembly

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Parallel self-assembly in the fluidic phase is a promising alternative technique to conventional pick-and-place assembly. In this work the hydrophobic-hydrophilic material system between binding sites for microparts is simulated with respect to alignment precision. The results are compared with experimental findings and allow predictions for the optimization of the fluidic self assembly technique.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Technical Proceedings of the 2002 International Conference on Modeling and Simulation of Microsystems
Published: April 22, 2002
Pages: 198 - 201
Industry sector: Sensors, MEMS, Electronics
Topics: Modeling & Simulation of Microsystems
ISBN: 0-9708275-7-1