Microtechnology and MEMS

Surface Tension in Microsystems

Engineering Below the Capillary Length

Editors: Lambert, Pierre (Ed.)

  • Summarizes most recent developments and research results in surface tension for emerging industrial products
  • Provides an original and comprehensive study of surface tension forces and torques including modeling, simulation, experimental set ups
  • Contains many case studies including gripping, actuation, capillary filling, sealing, self-assembly, adhesion for better  understanding
  • Allows the direct use of the results for the simulation in nomograms and close packed formulas
  • Provides learning help in exercises
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This book describes how surface tension effects can be used by engineers to provide mechanical functions in miniaturized products (<1 mm). Even if precursors of this field such as Jurin or Laplace already date back to the 18th century, describing surface tension effects from a mechanical perspective is very recent.
The originality of this book is to consider the effects of capillary bridges on solids, including forces and torques exerted both statically and dynamically by the liquid along the 6 degrees-of-freedom.
It provides a comprehensive approach to various applications, such as capillary adhesion (axial force), centering force in packaging and micro-assembly (lateral force) and recent developments such as a capillary motor (torque).
It devises how surface tension can be used to provide mechanical functions such as actuation (bubble-actuated compliant table), sealing and tightness, energy harvesting, nanodispending.

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37551-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50779-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Surface Tension in Microsystems
Book Subtitle
Engineering Below the Capillary Length
Editors
  • Pierre Lambert
Series Title
Microtechnology and MEMS
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37552-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37552-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37551-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50779-7
Series ISSN
1615-8326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 327
Number of Illustrations and Tables
132 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
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