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Reliability of MEMS: Testing of Materials and Devices

Osamu Tabata (Editor), Toshiyuki Tsuchiya (Editor), Oliver Brand (Series Editor), Gary K. Fedder (Series Editor), Christofer Hierold (Series Editor), Jan G. Korvink (Series Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-67503-6
324 pages
March 2013
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This edition of 'Reliability of MEMS' was originally published in the successful series 'Advanced Micro & Nanosystems'. Here, one of the most important hurdles to commercialization for microelectromechanical systems is covered in detail: the reliability of MEMS materials and devices. Due to their microscale size combined with novel functionalities, a whole new category of challenges arises, and proper determination of a given device's reliability is instrumental in determining its range of usability and application fields. Any kind of gadget's performance, lifetime and safety will depend on the continued and predictable functioning of both the electronic as well as the micromechanical parts. MEMS reliability therefore can be as serious as human life-and-death matters - quite literally in the case of roll-over sensors for cars, for example.
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Table of Contents

PREFACE

EVALUATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MEMS MATERIALS AND THEIR STANDARDIZATION

ELASTOPLASTIC INDENTATION CONTACT MECHANICS OF HOMOGENEOUS MATERIALS AND COATING?SUBSTRATE SYSTEMS

THIN-FILM CHARACTERIZATION USING THE BULGE TEST

UNIAXIAL TENSILE TEST FOR MEMS MATERIALS

ON-CHIP TESTING OF MEMS

RELIABILITY OF A CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSOR

INERTIAL SENSORS

INERTIAL SENSORS

RELIABILITY OF MEMS VARIABLE OPTICAL ATTENUATOR

ECO SCAN MEMS RESONANT MIRROR

INDEX
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Author Information

Osamu Tabata is Professor in the Department of Microengineering at Kyoto University. He received his MSc and PhD degrees from Nagoya Institute of Technology. From 1981 to 1996, he performed industrial research at Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories in Aichi, Japan. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Ritsumeikan University in Shiga, Japan, in 1996, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Kyoto University in 2003. Osamu Tabata is engaged in the research of micro/nano processes, MEMS and micro/nano system synthetic engineering. He received numerous awards, including the Science News Award and the Research & Development Top 100 Award in 1993 and 1998.

Toshiyuki Tsuchiya is Assistant Professor in the Department of Microengineering at Kyoto University. He received his PhD from Nagoya University, Japan, in 2002. From 1993 to 2004, he carried out industrial research at Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories in Aichi, Japan. In 2004, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Kyoto University. Toshiyuki Tsuchiya's current research is focused on mechanical properties evaluation of micro/nano materials and MEMS and micro/nano system synthetic engineering.
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Reviews

"Overall, the book gives good insight into very recent technologies, developments, and practical applications in the MEMS field. I would recommend this book as supplementary reading for graduate students, but not as a class text since the book assumes the reader already has fundamental knowledge in this research field. The book is also a very useful source for professionals in related areas of materials science and mechanical and chemical engineering who want to become aware of emerging MEMS technologies."
Advanced Materials

"... an excellent book that gives a good overview and discussion of sensors and devices commonly found in the field of MEMS as well as more advanced devices..."
MRS Bulletin
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