WIT Press


BEM Simulations Of Fluidic Self-assembly

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE950581

Volume

10

Pages

10

Published

1995

Size

923 kb

Author(s)

I. Mustakis & S. Kim

Abstract

Fluidic self-assembly[16] is a novel process for the integration of electrical, optical and mechanical devices, with examples ranging from GaAs devices on Silicon substrates to Si devices on a plastic substrate. The key to the process is the steering mechanism via hydrodynamic interactions between the complementary geometries of the device/particle and substrate pit. We provide a modeling method which will allow shape optimization of both the device and pit in order to increase both process selectivity and yield. The analysis is done in terms of the boundary integral equations of the second kind for Stokes flow. 1 Introduction The term fluidic self-assembly refers to a process where small microstruc- tures driven by hydrodynamic interactions are manipulated to assemble a specific structure or device. In these p

Keywords