Microstructure to Substrate Self-Assembly Using Capillary Forces

@inproceedings{Srinivasan2001MicrostructureTS,
  title={Microstructure to Substrate Self-Assembly Using Capillary Forces},
  author={Uthara Srinivasan and Dorian Liepmann and Roger T. Howe},
  year={2001}
}
We have demonstrated the fluidic self-assembly of micromachined silicon parts onto silicon and quartz substrates in a preconfigured pattern with submicrometer positioning precision. Self-assembly is accomplished using photolithographically defined part and substrate binding sites that are complementary shapes of hydrophobic self-assembled monolayers. The patterned substrate is passed through a film of hydrophobic adhesive on water, causing the adhesive to selectively coat the binding sites… CONTINUE READING

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