Not only does the book provide the reader with a broad understanding of materials and processes basics, it also gives practical insight into the daily workings and standard procedures carried out in research labs and production facilities.
As a particularly diverse and multidisciplinary field of research, MEMS presents a vast set of challenges relative to typical integrated circuit fabrication and design. While a wealth of knowledge exists in the MEMS community, much of it is accessed by informal, non-methodological means such as discussions with colleagues at conferences. Currently, researchers must spend valuable time on characterization runs and developing in-house recipes and specific processes to develop and manufacture MEMS structures, each time at the risk of wasting research efforts and "reinventing the wheel."
The handbook addresses this issue for the first time by including case studies at the end of each chapter with step-by-step examples and recipes prepared by seasoned MEMS experts. Readers will benefit from the identification and explanation of MEMS fabrication tricks, arts and secrets.
"The most important aspect of MEMS activities is the choice of materials, processes, integration and fabrication of complex homogenous, heterogeneous and hybrid structures," co-editor Ghodssi says. "In addition to introducing the reader to micro/nano fabrication and materials, we have designed the book to emphasize the most difficult and practical issues researchers experience in the lab but often are hesitant to share with their colleagues at conferences and in publications."
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