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1. State-of-the-art and recent developments in micro/nanoscale pressure sensors for smart wearable devices and health monitoring systems

March 2020
Ye Chang | Jingjing Zuo | Hainan Zhang | Xuexin Duan

Small-sized, low-cost, and high-sensitivity sensors are required for pressure-sensing applications because of their critical role in consumer electronics, automotive applications, and industrial environments....

2. Noise in nanopore sensors: Sources, models, reduction, and benchmarking

March 2020
Shengfa Liang | Feibin Xiang | Zifan Tang | Reza Nouri | Xiaodong He | Ming Dong | Weihua Guan

Label-free nanopore sensors have emerged as a new generation technology of DNA sequencing and have been widely used for single molecule analysis. Since the first α-hemolysin biological nanopore, various...

3. Simultaneous, hybrid single-molecule method by optical tweezers and fluorescence

December 2019
Guoteng Ma | Chunguang Hu | Shuai Li | Xiaoqin Gao | Hongbin Li | Xiaotang Hu

As studies on life sciences progress toward the single-molecule level, new experiments have put forward more requirements for simultaneously displaying the mechanical properties and conformational changes...

4. Smartphone-based cytometric biosensors for point-of-care cellular diagnostics

March 2020
Shengwei Zhang | Zheng Li | Qingshan Wei

Analysis on a single-cell basis is both fundamental and meaningful in biomedical research and clinical practice. Flow cytometry is one of the most popular approaches in this field with broad applications...

5. Tool path generation of ultra-precision diamond turning: A state-of-the-art review

September 2019
Hu Gong | Shengjun Ao | Kuntao Huang | Yi Wang | Changya Yan

With the increasing market demand for optical complex surface parts, the application of multi-axis ultra-precision single-point diamond turning is increasing. A tool path generation method is very important...

6. Investigation on tool wear and tool life prediction in micro-milling of Ti-6Al-4V

December 2018
Amin Dadgari | Dehong Huo | David Swailes

Short tool life and rapid tool wear in micromachining of hard-to-machine materials remain a barrier to the process being economically viable. In this study, standard procedures and conditions set by...

7. Recent advances in micro/nanoscale intracellular delivery

March 2020
Mengjie Sun | Xuexin Duan

Intracellular delivery enables the efficient drug delivery into various types of cells and has been a long-term studied topics in modern biotechnology. Targeted delivery with improved delivery efficacy...

8. Kinematic error modeling and error compensation of desktop 3D printer

September 2018
Shane Keaveney | Pat Connolly | Eoin D. O'Cearbhaill

Desktop 3D printers have revolutionized how designers and makers prototype and manufacture certain products. Highly popular fuse deposition modeling (FDM) desktop printers have enabled a shift to low-cost...

9. Tribological Performance of Bioimplants: A Comprehensive Review

June 2018
Gang Shen | Fengzhou Fang | Chengwei Kang

Total joint replacements (TJR) have been a huge success for orthopaedic surgery in the past century and are gaining increasing importance today due to the aging population. However, the short longevity...

10. Modeling thermal and mechanical cancellation of residual stress from hybrid additive manufacturing by laser peening

June 2019
Guru Madireddy | Chao Li | Jingfu Liu | Michael P. Sealy

Additive manufacturing (AM) of metals often results in parts with unfavorable mechanical properties. Laser peening (LP) is a high strain rate mechanical surface treatment that hammers a workpiece and...

11. Review of low timing jitter mode-locked fiber lasers and applications in dual-comb absolute distance measurement

December 2018
Haosen Shi | Youjian Song | Runmin Li | Yuepeng Li | Hui Cao | Haochen Tian | Bowen Liu | Lu Chai | Minglie Hu

Passively mode-locked fiber lasers emit femtosecond pulse trains with excellent short-term stability. The quantum-limited timing jitter of a free running femtosecond erbium-doped fiber laser working...

12. Bibliometric analysis of micro-nano manufacturing technologies

June 2019
Maryna Bodnariuk | Ruslan Melentiev

Manufacturing is the primary industry promoting economic and social development. For the past 30 years, the global trends of preciseness and device miniaturisation have promoted manufacturing to the...

13. Formation of subsurface cracks in silicon wafers by grinding

September 2018
Jingfei Yin | Qian Bai | Yinnan Li | Bi Zhang

Single-crystal silicon is an important material in the semiconductor and optical industries. However, being hard and brittle, a silicon wafer is vulnerable to subsurface cracks (SSCs) during grinding,...

14. Femtosecond laser fabrication of 3D templates for mass production of artificial compound eyes

September 2019
Guang-Xin Jin | Xin-Yu Hu | Zhuo-Chen Ma | Chun-He Li | Yong-Lai Zhang | Hong-Bo Sun

Compound eyes are unique optical imaging systems that consist of numerous separate light-sensitive units (ommatidia). Attempts have been made to produce artificial compound eyes via advanced 3D nanotechnologies....

15. Electron paramagnetic resonance characterization of aluminum ion implantation-induced defects in 4H-SiC

December 2019
Xiuhong Wang | Zongwei Xu | Mathias Rommel | Bing Dong | Le Song | Clarence Augustine TH Tee | Fengzhou Fang

Deep-level defects in silicon carbide (SiC) are critical to the control of the performance of SiC electron devices. In this paper, deep-level defects in aluminum ion-implanted 4H-SiC after high-temperature...

16. Insight into the effects of electrochemical factors on host-guest interaction induced signature events in a biological nanopore

March 2020
Xiaojun Wei | Zehui Zhang | Xiaoqin Wang | Brian Lenhart | Roberto Gambarini | Jonathan Gray | Chang Liu

The signature events caused by host-guest interactions in the nanopore system can be used as a novel and characteristic signal in quantitative detection and analysis of various molecules. However, the...

17. CFD-based design and analysis of air-bearing-supported paint spray spindle

December 2018
Ali Khaghani | Kai Cheng

In this paper, an analytical scientific approach is presented for the design and analysis of an air-turbine-driven paint spray spindle, and it is used to improve further the design concept of the existing...

18. An optical glass plane angle measuring system with photoelectric autocollimator

June 2019
Yinguo Huang | Yong Yang | Jiaqi Liang | Zhengqing Miao | Meirong Zhao | Yelong Zheng

Optical glass is the most widely used optical material. It is necessary to measure its geometric characteristic quickly and reliably to meet the quality of optical glass. A vision measuring system combining...

19. Manipulating fluid with vibrating 3D-printed paddles for applications in micropump

September 2019
Zhiyong Tang | Xiufeng Shao | Jianze Huang | Jinyuan Yao | Guifu Ding

This paper presents a novel working mechanism of a micropump using micropaddles (MPs) to actively manipulate fluid based on 3D printing technology. The novel working principle is systematically discussed...

20. Design of a test structure based on chevron-shaped thermal actuator for in-situ measurement of the fracture strength of MEMS thin films

December 2019
Mengjie Li | Zaifa Zhou | Liyan Yi | Xijie Wang | Saeed Adnan

A novel test structure to characterize the fracture strength of MEMS (Micro-electro-Mechanical Systems) thin films is presented. The test structure is comprised of a micro fabricated chevron-shaped...

21. Theoretical and experimental characterizations of gigahertz acoustic streaming in microscale fluids

March 2019
Weiwei Cui | Wei Pang | Yang Yang | Tiechuan Li | Xuexin Duan

Even as gigahertz (GHz) acoustic streaming has developed into a multi-functional platform technology for biochemical applications, including ultrafast microfluidic mixing, microparticle operations,...

22. SiC nanowire-based SU-8 with enhanced mechanical properties for MEMS structural layer design

December 2019
Yu Yang | Liyan Lai | Guifu Ding | Ting Chen

In addition to being used for pattern transfer, the negative photoresist SU-8 is widely used as a structural material in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). Due to its good photopatternability, SU-8...

23. Magnetorheological finishing of an irregular-shaped small-bore complex component using a small ball-end permanent-magnet polishing head

September 2019
Henan Liu | Jian Cheng | Tingzhang Wang | Mingjun Chen

A novel magnetorheological finishing (MRF) process using a small ball-end permanent-magnet polishing head is proposed, and a four-axes linkage dedicated MRF machine tool is fabricated to achieve the...

24. A lateral super-resolution imaging method using structured illumination without phase shift

September 2019
Yuan Jia | Junsheng Lu | Xinyu Chang | Xiaodong Hu

Structured illumination microscopy has been a useful method for achieving lateral super-resolution, but it typically requires at least three precise phase shifts per orientation. In this paper, we propose...

25. Tailoring metallic surface properties induced by laser surface processing for industrial applications

March 2019
Guoqing Hu | Yang Song | Yingchun Guan

As a simple, reproducible, and pollution-free technique with the potential of integration and automation, laser processing has attracted increasing attention. Laser processing, which includes laser...

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