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1st Edition

Novel Advances in Microsystems Technologies and Their Applications

ISBN 9781138072794
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
621 Pages 310 B/W Illustrations

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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

Part I Organic and Flexible Electronics

Device Modelling for SPICE Simulations in Organic Technologies
Anis Daami

Nanoscale Phase Separation and Device Engineering in Polymer Solar Cells
Swaminathan Venkatesan and Qiquan Qiao

Mechanically Flexible Interconnects and TSVs: Applications in CMOS/MEMS Integration
Hyung Suk Yang, Paragkumar Thadesar, Chaoqi Zhang and Muhannad Bakir

A Wafer-Scale Rapid Electronic Systems Prototyping Platform: User Support Tools and Thermo-Mechanical Validation
Mikaël Guillemot, Hai Nguyen, Mohammed Bougataya, Yves Blaquière, Ahmed Lakhssassi, Mary Shields and Yvon Savaria

Part II Imaging and Display Technologies

mirasol Displays: MEMS-Based Reflective Display Systems
Rashmi Rao, Jennifer Gille and Nassim Khonsari

Thin-Film Transistors Fabricated on Intentionally Agglomerated, Laser-Crystallized Silicon on Insulator
Themistokles Afentakis

New Approaches for High-Speed, High-Resolution Imaging
Gil Bub, Nathan Nebeker and Roger Light

Terahertz Communications for Terabit Wireless Imaging
Kao-Cheng Huang and Zhaocheng Wang

Increasing Projector Contrast and Brightness through Light Redirection
Reynald Hoskinson and Boris Stoeber

Part III Sensors and Microdevices

Theoretical Electromagnetic Survey: Application to a CMOS-MEMS Planar Electrodynamic Microphone
Fares Tounsi

Thin-Film Sensors
Mutsumi Kimura

Technologies for Electric Current Sensors
G. Velasco-Quesada, A. Conesa-Roca and M. Román-Lumbreras

Power Density Limits and Benchmarking of Resonant Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvesters
A. Dompierre, S. Vengallatore and L.G. Fréchette

Microwave Sensors for Non-Invasive Monitoring of Industrial Processes
B. García-Baños, Jose M. Catalá-Civera, Antoni J. Canós and Felipe L. Peñaranda-Foix

Microwave Reflectometry for Sensing Applications in the Agrofood Industry
Andrea Cataldo, Egidio De Benedetto and Giuseppe Cannazza

Part IV Point-of-Care and Biosensors

Applications of Sensor Systems in Prognostics and Health Management
Shunfeng Cheng and Michael Pecht

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
Hassen Fourati, Noureddine Manamanni, Lissan Afilal and Yves Handrich

Point-of-Care Testing Platform with Nanogap-Embedded Field-Effect Transistors
Maesoon Im and Yang-Kyu Choi

Bionanotechnological Advances in Neural Recording and Stimulation
Alper Bozkurt and George C. McConnell

Part V Ultra-Low-Power Biomedical Systems

Advances in Ultra-Low-Power Miniaturized Applications for Health Care and Sports: The Sensium™ Platform
Miguel Hernandez-Silveira, Su-Shin Ang and Alison Burdett

Ultra-Low-Power Harvesting Body-Centred Electronics for Future Health Monitoring Devices
Jordi Colomer-Farrarons, Pere Miribel-Catala, Esteve Juanola-Feliu and Josep Samitier

ADC Basics and Design Techniques for a Low-Power ADC for Biomedical Applications
Seung-Tak Ryu

Ultra-Low-Power Techniques in Small Autonomous Implants and Sensor Nodes
Benoit Gosselin, Sébastien Roy and Farhad Sheikh Hosseini


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Laurent A. Francis is an associate professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. His main focus is on co-integrated, ultra-low-power CMOS MEMS sensors for biomedical applications and harsh environments. He was previously a researcher at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, and a visiting professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. He has published more than 60 research papers in scientific journals, international conferences, and books, and he holds one patent. He is a board member of the Belgian National Committee on Biomedical Engineering and an editorial board member of the Journal of Sensors. He is also a regular member of the IEEE.

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski manages R&D at Redlen Technologies, Inc., a startup company in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a president of CMOS Emerging Technologies Research Inc., an organization of high-tech events covering communications, microsystems, optoelectronics, and sensors. Dr. Iniewski has held numerous faculty and management positions at the University of Toronto, University of Alberta, Simon Fraser University, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 18 international patents granted in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He is a frequent invited speaker, has consulted for multiple organizations internationally, and has written and edited several books.