Mechanical Self-Assembly

Science and Applications

Editors: Chen, Xi (Ed.)

  • Presents a highly original aspect of the science of self-assembly
  • Describes the novel methods of mechanical assembly used to fabricate a variety of new three-dimensional material structures in simple and cost-effective ways
  • Provides simple insights to a number of biological systems and processes
  • Elucidates underlying mechanics principles of spontaneous pattern formations
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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.

About the authors

Dr. Xi Chen is Associate Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University. His research explores novel aspects of self assembly within engineering mechanics, with applications to biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy and environment. An NSF CAREER Grantee, Professor Chen has published nearly 150 papers, including cover-features in premiere journals. Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. at Harvard University under John Hutchinson.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Mechanical Self-Assembly in Nature

    Chen, Xi (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Mechanical Self-Assembly vs. Morphogenesis

    Chen, Xi (et al.)

    Pages 9-23

  • Shaping by Active Deformation of Soft Elastic Sheets

    Sharon, Eran

    Pages 25-46

  • Ion Beam-Induced Self-Assembled Wrinkles

    Moon, Myoung-Woon (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • A Kinetics Approach to Surface Wrinkling of Elastic Thin Films

    Huang, Rui

    Pages 69-109

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanical Self-Assembly
Book Subtitle
Science and Applications
Editors
  • Xi Chen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4562-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4562-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4561-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
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