Mechanical Self-Assembly [electronic resource] : Science and Applications / edited by Xi Chen.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: X, 206 p. 109 illus., 67 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461445623Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanics, applied | Biomedical engineering | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Theoretical and Applied Mechanics | Nanotechnology | Surface and Interface Science, Thin Films | Biomedical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA349-359Online resources: Click here to access online
Mechanical Self-Assembly in Nature -- Mechanical Self-Assembly vs. Morphogenesis -- Shaping by Active Deformation of Soft Elastic Sheets -- Ion Beam Induced Self-Assembled Wrinkles -- A Kinetics Approach to Surface Wrinkling of Elastic Thin Films -- Crease Instability on the Surface of a Solid -- Buckling Delamination of Compressed Thin Films -- Delaminated Film Buckling Microchannels -- Mechanical Self-Assembly on Curved Substrates. .
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. This book also: 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 Mechanical Self-Assembly: Science and Applications is an ideal book for graduate students and engineers involved in the field of mechanical self-assembly.