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Rashidi, A. (author), Saccher, M. (author), Karuthedath, Cyril Baby (author), Sebastian, Abhilash Thanniyil (author), Savoia, Alessandro Stuart (author), Lavigne, Frederik (author), Stubbe, Frederic (author), Dekker, R. (author), Giagka, Vasiliki (author)
Aluminum Nitride (AlN) Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (PMUTs) are gaining interest for biomedical implant power due to biocompatibility and lowtemperature processing. However, due to the low piezoelectric coefficient of AlN PMUTs, storage capacitors are often used to accumulate ultrasonic power transferred over an extended...
conference paper 2023
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Sterk, Merel (author)
With (e-)grocery retailers striving to increase their efficiency and subsequently reduce their costs, the opportunities that lie in optimising the order picking process of the supply chain is of key importance. The complex nature of assigning articles to an optimal storage location, having efficient routing of order pickers, and optimised...
master thesis 2022
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Barendse, Thomas (author)
Demand for online grocer Picnic has increased exponentially over the past years, and their truck transport operation must scale with it. Given the resource constraints at all warehouses, as well as other specific restrictions, this poses a Multi Depot Pickup and Delivery Problem with Resource Constraints, for which no good solutions are found to...
master thesis 2022
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Soghrati Ghasbeh, Sogand (author), Pourmohammadzia, N. (author), Rabbani, Masoud (author)
Purpose: This paper aims to address a location-distribution-routing problem for distributing relief commodities during a disaster under uncertainty by creating a multi-stage model that can consider information updates during the disaster. This model aims to create a relief network that chooses distribution centers with the highest value while...
journal article 2022
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Mariello, M. (author), Blad, Thijs (author), Mastronardi, V. M. (author), Madaro, F. (author), Guido, F. (author), Staufer, U. (author), Tolou, N. (author), De Vittorio, M. (author)
There is a high demand for novel flexible micro-devices for energy harvesting from low-frequency and random mechanical sources. The research of new functional designs is required to strategically enhance the performances and to increase the control on mechanical flexibility. In this work we report the fabrication and characterization of bi...
journal article 2021
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Genius Coca, Alba (author)
With the current growth of e-commerce, couriers need to serve a bigger demand and it is often the case that receivers are not at the location when their parcel is delivered. The use of parcel lockers is seen as a good option for improving the problem of failed deliveries. However, implementing a parcel locker network has an impact on both...
master thesis 2020
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Merkx, E.P.J. (author), Lensvelt, T.G. (author), van der Kolk, E. (author)
Building-integrated photovoltaics are drawing much attention to make the built environment self-sufficient in terms of electricity. Luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) can provide this electricity generation when used as photovoltaic windows. Paramount to an efficient LSC are non-overlapping absorption and emission spectra, to avoid self...
journal article 2019
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Vonk, S.M. (author)
Many models for nucleating and growing precipitates have been developed. Each model with their own advantages and disadvantages. Only few of those models are made for heterogeneous nucleation (on dislocations) and most of them are based on the mean radius approach. In the literature study by Vonk (2016) one of these models (by Zurob et al. (2002...
master thesis 2016
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Tran, A.T. (author)
Aluminum Nitride (AlN) is explored as a thin film material for piezoelectric MEMS applications. A pulse DC reactive sputtering technique is used to deposit the AlN thin films and process parameters are optimized to obtain good crystallinity and high c-axis orientation films. A CMOS compatible process is developed and employed to fabricate...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Tran, A.T. (author), Pandraud, G. (author), Schellevis, H. (author), Sarro, P.M. (author)
Actuation enhancement for AlN piezoelectric cantilevers is achieved by coating slender AlN beams with a thin PECVD silicon nitride (SiN) layer. Very good linearity and high deflection, up to 19 nm/V of actuation deflection for 200 ?m long cantilevers, at quasi-static mode, is obtained for a 500 nm SiN top layer. This value is three times larger...
journal article 2012
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Tran, A.T. (author), Pandraud, G. (author), Schellevis, H. (author), Alan, T. (author), Aravindh, V. (author), Wunnicke, O. (author), Sarro, P.M. (author)
Very thin piezoelectric cantilevers based on AlN layers using titanium Ti thin film electrodes are fabricated and characterized. By optimizing the Ti sputtering parameters, a very low stress (156 MPa) layers stack with high crystallinity and strong (002) orientation of the AlN films is obtained. Finally, a simple fabrication process, fully CMOS...
journal article 2011
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Tran, A.T. (author), Schellevis, H. (author), Pham, H.T.M. (author), Shen, C. (author), Sarro, P.M. (author)
Aluminum Nitride thin films with the desired properties for piezoelectric actuators are grown by pulsed DC sputtering on Si (100) substrates coated with different seed layers (Al/1%Si, Mo, Ti). The influence of sputtering parameters and the seed layers on crystallinity and orientation of the AlN films is investigated. Raman spectroscopy...
journal article 2010
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La Spina, L. (author)
Nowadays, electrothermal effects (ET) are posing fundamental issues in nearly all branches of micro- and nano-electronics. Due to either a high power dissipation level or to the aggressive electrical isolation schemes adopted to increase the speed, both high and low power devices are affected by ET effects that limit their reliability and cause...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Lodewijk, C.F.J. (author)
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is an astronomical observatory that is being built on a 5000 m altitude plateau in Chile to perform heterodyne measurements in the frequency range of 30 to 950 GHz. These measurements will reveal the presence of characteristic molecules that tell us more about the evolution of the early...
doctoral thesis 2009
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