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Week of Sept. 25, 2004; Vol. 166, No. 13

Bartending lessons for microassembly

Peter Weiss

Engineers have demonstrated the feasibility of quickly assembling identical microcircuit components by agitating subunits in a liquid.


Zheng, W., P. Buhlmann, and H.O. Jacobs. 2004. Sequential shape-and-solder-directed self-assembly of functional microsystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(Aug. 31):12814-12817. Abstract available at http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/101/35/12814.


Heiko O. Jacobs
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Minnesota
200 Union Street, SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Web site: http://www.ece.umn.edu/users/hjacobs/

From Science NewsVol. 166, No. 13, Sept. 25, 2004, p. 206.

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