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Chapter 1. Introduction

Today microstructures are part of our life. In many applications of everyday use, and especially in sophisticated applications, microstructures are integrated and fulfill, often invisibly, essential tasks in these applications. The size of these structures is, in relation to the name “micro” structures, in the dimensions of micrometers. The range of these structures includes the range of several hundred micrometers down to the submicron range, at least a large bandwidth. But not in each of the three dimensions do these structures have to be characterized in these ranges. Often only in two dimensions structures are characterized by a resolution in the micron range; in the third geometrical dimension the size of millimeters ...

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