Novel Advances in Microsystems Technologies and Their Applications

Book description

Microsystems technologies have found their way into an impressive variety of applications, from mobile phones, computers, and displays to smart grids, electric cars, and space shuttles. This multidisciplinary field of research extends the current capabilities of standard integrated circuits in terms of materials and designs and complements them by creating innovative components and smaller systems that require lower power consumption and display better performance. Novel Advances in Microsystems Technologies and their Applications delves into the state of the art and the applications of microsystems and microelectronics-related technologies.

Featuring contributions by academic and industrial researchers from around the world, this book:

  • Examines organic and flexible electronics, from polymer solar cell to flexible interconnects for the co-integration of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) with complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS)
  • Discusses imaging and display technologies, including MEMS technology in reflective displays, the fabrication of thin-film transistors on glass substrates, and new techniques to display and quickly transmit high-quality images
  • Explores sensor technologies for sensing electrical currents and temperature, monitoring structural health and critical industrial processes, and more
  • Covers biomedical microsystems, including biosensors, point-of-care devices, neural stimulation and recording, and ultra-low-power biomedical systems

Written for researchers, engineers, and graduate students in electrical and biomedical engineering, this book reviews groundbreaking technology, trends, and applications in microelectronics. Its coverage of the latest research serves as a source of inspiration for anyone interested in further developing microsystems technologies and creating new applications.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Preface
  7. Editors
  8. Contributors
  9. PART I Organic and Flexible Electronics
    1. Chapter 1 Device Modelling for SPICE Simulations in Organic Technologies
    2. Chapter 2 Nanoscale Phase Separation and Device Engineering in Polymer Solar Cells
    3. Chapter 3 Mechanically Flexible Interconnects and TSVs: Applications in CMOS/MEMS Integration
    4. Chapter 4 Wafer-Scale Rapid Electronic Systems Prototyping Platform: User Support Tools and Thermo-Mechanical Validation
  10. PART II Imaging and Display Technologies
    1. Chapter 5 MIRASOL Displays: MEMS-Based Reflective Display Systems
    2. Chapter 6 Thin-Film Transistors Fabricated on Intentionally Agglomerated, Laser-Crystallized Silicon on Insulator
    3. Chapter 7 New Approaches for High-Speed, High-Resolution Imaging
    4. Chapter 8 Terahertz Communications for Terabit Wireless Imaging
    5. Chapter 9 Increasing Projector Contrast and Brightness through Light Redirection
  11. PART III Sensors and Microdevices
    1. Chapter 10 Theoretical Electromagnetic Survey: Application to a CMOS-MEMS Planar Electrodynamic Microphone
    2. Chapter 11 Thin-Film Sensors
    3. Chapter 12 Technologies for Electric Current Sensors
    4. Chapter 13 Power Density Limits and Benchmarking of Resonant Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesters
    5. Chapter 14 Microwave Sensors for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Industrial Processes
    6. Chapter 15 Microwave Reflectometry for Sensing Applications in the Agrofood Industry
  12. PART IV Point-of-Care and Biosensors
    1. Chapter 16 Applications of Sensor Systems in Prognostics and Health Management
    2. Chapter 17 Rigid Body Motion Capturing by Means of Wearable Inertial and Magnetic MEMS Sensor Assembly: Towards the Reconstitution of the Posture of Free-Ranging Animals in Bio-Logging
    3. Chapter 18 Point-of-Care Testing Platform with Nanogap-Embedded Field-Effect Transistors
    4. Chapter 19 Bionanotechnological Advances in Neural Recording and Stimulation
  13. PART V Ultra-Low-Power Biomedical Systems
    1. Chapter 20 Advances in Ultra-Low-Power Miniaturized Applications for Health Care and Sports: The Sensium™ Platform
    2. Chapter 21 Ultra-Low-Power Harvesting Body-Centred Electronics for Future Health Monitoring Devices
    3. Chapter 22 ADC Basics and Design Techniques for a Low-Power ADC for Biomedical Applications
    4. Chapter 23 Ultra-Low-Power Techniques in Small Autonomous Implants and Sensor Nodes
  14. Index

Product information

  • Title: Novel Advances in Microsystems Technologies and Their Applications
  • Author(s): Laurent A. Francis, Krzysztof Iniewski
  • Release date: July 2017
  • Publisher(s): CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781351832076