Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window

Optimization of Angular Alignment in Self-Assembly of Thin Parts at an Air–Water Interface

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Kwang Soon Park ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA ; Ji Hao Hoo ; Baskaran, R. ; Bohringer, K.F.

This letter presents an analysis of self-assembly of thin disk-shaped parts (diameter: 2 mm; thickness: 100 μm) with the objective of optimizing their angular alignment. The assembly proceeds continuously on a substrate that is pulled up through an air-water interface where thin parts with magnetic markers are floating. Angular deviations from the assembly site are significantly reduced by repositioning magnets that guide the self-assembly process. Temporary Faraday waves aid one-to-one part-to-site registration. Ninety parts are assembled, row by row, in 1 min. The assembly rate scales with the width of the assembly substrate. Compared with that of our previous work, the assembly rate is increased threefold due to reduced part-to-part interactions.

Published in:

Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb. 2013

Need Help?

IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.