By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Automation Science are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Grenoble, France, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Despite a large number of proofs of concept in nanotechnologies (e.g., nanosensors), nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) hardly come to the market. One of the bottlenecks is the packaging of NEMS which require handling, positioning, assembling and joining strategies in the mesoscale (from 100 nm to 10 mu m, between nanoscale and microscale)."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Grenoble, "It requires models of the interaction forces and adhesion forces dedicated to this particular scale. This paper presents several characteristics of the mesoscale in comparison with nanoscale and microscale. First, it is shown that the distributions of charges observed on the micro-objects and meso-objects would have negligible effects on the nano-objects. Second, the impact of both chemical functionalization and physical nanostructuration on adhesion are presented. Third, the van der Waals forces are increased by local deformations on the mesoscale contrary to the nanoscale where the deformation is negligible."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This paper shows some typical characteristics of the mesoscale."
For more information on this research see: Analysis and Specificities of Adhesive Forces Between Microscale and Nanoscale. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2013;10(3):562-570. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8856)
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Gauthier, University of Grenoble, DCM, CNRS, UMR 5250, F-38041 Grenoble 9, France. Additional authors for this research include S. Alvo, J. Dejeu, B. Tamadazte, P. Rougeot and S. Regnier.
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