# IET Micro & Nano Letters

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• ### Imaging of micro- and nano-structures with hard X-rays

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):1 - 5
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Imaging of micro- and nano-structures of opaque samples is demonstrated using hard X-rays. Two different methods are employed with an instrument recently built at the beamline 34 ID-C at the Advanced Photon Source. In-line phase contrast micro-imaging has been performed with highly coherent radiation. For the characterisation of structures as small as 50 nm, a hard X-ray microscope has been built.... View full abstract»

• ### Bonding of silicon with filled and unfilled polymers based on black silicon

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):6 - 8
Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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A bonding method for silicon wafers with unfilled and filled polymer components using Black Silicon' is presented. The working principle is an interconnection of Black Silicon' surfaces with ductile materials. Needles of nanostructured `Black Silicon' with their increased surface and undercut features penetrate the polymer when applying pressure. Plastic deformations of the polymer lead to a per... View full abstract»

• ### High speed nano-scale positioning using a piezoelectric tube actuator with active shunt control

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):9 - 12
Cited by:  Papers (25)
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Piezoelectric tube scanners are the actuators of choice in scanning probe microscopy. These nanopositioners exhibit a dominant first resonant mode that is excited due to harmonics of the input scan signal. This introduces errors in the scan obtained. The presence of this resonant mode limits the upper bound of a triangular scan rate to around 1/100th of the first mechanical resonance frequency. Pa... View full abstract»

• ### Multipurpose nanomechanical testing machines revealing the size-dependent strength and high ductility of pure aluminium submicron films

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):13 - 16
Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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The mechanical properties measurement of materials with submicron dimensions is extremely challenging, from the preparation and manipulation of specimens, to the application of small loads and extraction of accurate stresses and strains. A novel, versatile concept of micro and nano-machines to test films or beams with characteristic dimensions ranging between 10 and 1000 nm, allowing multiple load... View full abstract»

• ### Preparation and characterisation of nanosized antimony-doped tin dioxide powders with a novel post-treatment process

Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):17 - 19
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Nanosized antimony-doped tin dioxide (ATO) was prepared by wet chemical method using SnCl4 and SbCl3 as raw materials. Effects of post-treatment method of precursor on particle characterisation were studied by X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, granulometry measurements and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. A novel post-treatment process with polyacrylamide ... View full abstract»

## Aims & Scope

Micro & Nano Letters offers express publication of short research papers presenting research conducted at the forefront of micro- and nanoscale science, engineering and technology, with at least one dimension ranging from a few tens of micrometres to a few nanometres.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editors-in-Chief
Professor Gwo-Bin Vincent Lee
National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan

Professor Peter Dobson
University of Oxford, UK