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de Athayde Costa e Silva, Marsil A. C. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. C. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)

CubeSats have been extensively used in the past decade as scientific tools, technology demonstrators and for education. Recently, PocketQubes have emerged as an interesting and even smaller alternative to CubeSats. However, both satellite types often lack some key capabilities, such as micropropulsion, in order to further extend the range of...

review 2018
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Sajadi, B. (author)
In the last decades, Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) have drawn immense attention due to their potential use in a wide variety of modern applications, including micro-mechanical sensors and actuators. MEMS are devices combining mechanical and electrical components between 1 and 100 micrometers, all integrated into a single chip. The...
doctoral thesis 2017
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, Marsil A. C. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, D. C. (author), van Zeijl, H.W. (author), Cervone, A. (author), Gill, E.K.A. (author)

This paper presents the results of design, manufacturing and characterization of Vaporizing Liquid Microthrusters (VLM) with integrated molybdenum heaters and temperature sensing. The thrusters use water as the propellant and are designed for use in CubeSats and PocketQubes. The devices are manufactured using silicon based MEMS (Micro Electro...

journal article 2017
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Basak, S. (author)
With the focus in automobile industry to switch from petroleum-based vehicles to all electric vehicles, the increasing demand on harvesting energy from renewable sources for a safer and greener future and the ever-increasing demand of the portable electronics systems, the need for better batteries is eminent. The ultimate aim of battery research...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Vicarelli, L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2017
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Kokorian, J. (author), van Spengen, W.M. (author)
In this paper we demonstrate a new method for analyzing and visualizing friction force measurements of meso-scale stick–slip motion, and introduce a method for extracting two separate dissipative energy components. Using a microelectromechanical system tribometer, we execute 2 million reciprocating sliding cycles, during which we measure the...
journal article 2017
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Sajadi, B. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Goosen, J.F.L. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)

Characterization of nonlinear behavior of micro-mechanical components in MEMS applications plays an important role in their design process. In this paper, nonlinear dynamics, stability and pull-in mechanisms of an electrically actuated circular micro-plate subjected to a differential pressure are studied. For this purpose, a reduced-order...

journal article 2017
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de Athayde Costa e Silva, Marsil A. C. (author), Cordeiro Guerrieri, Dadu?ı C. (author), Cervone, A. (author)
This paper presents a dynamic system approach for the modeling of fluid flow in microchannels to be used in thrust control applications. A micro-resistojet fabricated using MEMS (Microelectromechanical Systems) technology has been selected for the analysis. The device operates by vaporizing a liquid propellant, in this case water, and expelling...
conference paper 2016
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Houtgast, E.J. (author), Sima, V.M. (author), Bertels, K.L.M. (author), Al-Ars, Z. (author)
We are rapidly entering the era of genomics. The dramatic cost reduction of DNA sequencing due to the introduction of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques has resulted in an exponential growth of genetics data. The amount of data generated, and its associated processing into useful information, poses serious computational challenges. Here...
abstract 2016
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Wörhoff, Kerstin (author), Prak, Albert (author), postma, F (author), Leinse, A (author), Wu, K. (author), Peters, T.J. (author), Tichem, M. (author), Amaning-Appiah, B. (author), Renukappa, V. (author), Vollrath, G. (author), Balcells-Ventura, J. (author), Uhlig, P. (author), Seyfried, M. (author), Rose, D. (author), Santos, Raquel (author), Leijtens, XJM (author), Flintham, B. (author), Wale, M. (author), Robbins, D. (author)

Fully automated, high precision, cost-effective assembly technology for photonic packages remains one of the main challenges in photonic component manufacturing. Next to the cost aspect the most demanding assembly task for multiport photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is the high-precision (±0.1 μm) alignment and fixing required for optical I...

conference paper 2016
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Peters, T.J. (author), Tichem, M. (author)

This paper reports on the progress related to a multichannel photonic alignment concept, aiming for sub-micrometer precision in the alignment of the waveguides of two photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The concept consists of two steps: chip-to-chip positioning and chip bonding provide a coarse alignment after which waveguide-to-waveguide...

conference paper 2016
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Wu, K. (author), Peters, T.J. (author), Tichem, M. (author), Postma, Ferry (author), Prak, Albert (author), Wörhoff, Kerstin (author), Leinse, Arne (author)

This paper proposes and tests a design of electro-thermal bimorph actuators for alignment of flexible photonic waveguides fabricated in 16 μm thick SiO2. The actuators are for use in a novel alignment concept for multi-port photonic integrated circuits (PICs), in which the fine alignment is taken care of by positioning of suspended...

conference paper 2016
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Gkouzou, A. (author), Kokorian, J. (author), Janssen, G.C.A.M. (author), van Spengen, W.M. (author)
In this work, we have incorporated heaters in a MEMS device, which allow the in situ local heating of its contacting surfaces. This design offers a promising solution for MEMS devices with contacting components by preventing capillary-induced adhesion. The force of adhesion was assessed by optically measuring in-plane snap-off displacements. We...
journal article 2016
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de Laat, M.L.C. (author), Perez Garza, H.H. (author), Herder, J.L. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author)

In situ stiffness adjustment in microelectromechanical systems is used in a variety of applications such as radio-frequency mechanical filters, energy harvesters, atomic force microscopy, vibration detection sensors. In this review we provide designers with an overview of existing stiffness adjustment methods, their working principle, and...

journal article 2016
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Van Spengen, W.M. (author)
In this paper a model is presented that describes the distribution of adhesion values typically experimentally observed for different MEMS devices that have been fabricated in the same way. This spread is attributed to the fact that different devices differ in the details of their surface roughness, even if these surface roughnesses are modeled...
journal article 2015
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Buja, F. (author)
This thesis aims to provide the latest progresses on the experimental investigation of friction and adhesion phenomena, occurring at the nanoscale in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). I have studied and characterized the interaction between MEMS sidewalls in contact and sliding one onto another. Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) and...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Peters, T.J. (author), Tichem, M. (author)
This paper proposes a microfabrication process for the reliable release of SiO2 beam structures. These structures are intended to be utilized in SiO2 photonic MEMS. A major fabrication challenge is the release of thick (>10 ?m) SiO2 structures with high yield. A single mask process is developed based on temporary reinforcement of the SiO2...
journal article 2015
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de Graaf, G. (author), Abarca Prouza, A.N. (author), Wolffenbuttel, R.F. (author)
Conventional thermal conductivity detectors (TCDs) demonstrate a flow dependence. The approach presented here to reduce the flow dependence is based on the on-line flow compensation using two thin-film sensors on membranes in parallel on the same chip that are differentially operated. These are laterally identically, but with a different depth...
conference paper 2015
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Morana, B. (author)
doctoral thesis 2015
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Van Leeuwen, R. (author)
In this thesis the physics of nanoscale mechanical resonators and oscillators is studied. We discuss two types of resonators. First, a top-down fabricated doubly clamped beam resonator with an integrated piezoelectric actuator is introduced. The second type of resonators are based on layered two-dimensional materials, such as graphene and...
doctoral thesis 2015
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