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Presented in this paper is a study of the biocompatibility of an atomic layer-deposited (ALD) alumina (Al2O3) thin film and an ALD hydrophobic coating on standard glass cover slips. The pure ALD alumina coating exhibited a water contact angle of 55 degrees +/- 5 degrees attributed, in part, to a high concentration of -OH groups on the surface. In contrast,(More)
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) was used to deposit an alternative dielectric barrier layer for use in radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (rf MEMS). The layer is an alloy mixture of Al 2 O 3 and ZnO and is proposed for use as charge dissipative layers in which the dielectric constant is significant enough to provide a large down-state capacitance(More)
Legal notice Neither the European Commission nor any person acting on behalf of the Commission is responsible for the use which might be made of the following information. Abstract The first Background paper of the Electronic Payment Systems Observatory (ePSO) identifies the strategic and technical issues that will be discussed in the ePSO Forum – an online(More)
Researchers at AAAS and BSCS have developed a six-week unit that aims to help middle school students learn important chemistry ideas that can be used to explain growth and repair in animals and plants. By integrating core physical and life science ideas and engaging students in the science practices of modeling and constructing explanations, the unit is(More)
Ab s tract Due to the complexity of today's systems, prototyping by simulation must be based on simulation-engine-like performance. It is proved by implementations that compiler driven strategy is the best approach for high-performance simulation engines. However, proponents of the table-driven strategy for simulation engines claim that concerning timing(More)
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