Degree Granting Department
Nathan Crane, Ph.D.
Low melting point solder, Liason diagram, Key characteristic, Thermoelectric cooler, LED
The state of the art in artificial micro self assembly concepts are reviewed. The history of assembly is presented with a comparison to macro assembly, which has been widely studied, and micro self assembly. Criteria were developed and tested to show that macro assembly is more complex in ways that micro self assembly is not. Self assembly requirements for successful and complex self assembly, which evolved from the macro and micro comparison, are also established and tested. A method to assemble complex structures in the micro scale is proposed and demonstrated at the meso scale. The basic concepts of self assembly and a novel approach to complex multi layer self assembly is analyzed.
Scholar Commons Citation
Nellis, Michael, "Self assembly of complex structures" (2007). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.