Special Issue "Advanced Technologies in 3D Nanofabrication"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D3: 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 December 2023 | Viewed by 167

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Mingliang Zhang
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Guest Editor
Electronic Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
Interests: 3D nanofabrication; smart nanodevice; nanocrystal self-assembly; optical metamaterial

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Complex 3D micro-/nanoarchitectures are receiving widespread attention due to their potential applications in metamaterials, bio-medical devices, robotics and micro-/nanoelectromechanical systems. While 2D patterns are now generally achievable through commercialized lithographic tools, sculpturing functional materials into 3D shapes and placing them at the desired locations in 3D spaces with high fidelity to designed layouts remain challenging. Several efforts have been made in this direction. To name a few, some have exploited the misfit strain and introduced shape transformation to turn originally 2D patterns into 3D configurations, while others extended the scope of conventional optical lithography and developed intricate optical systems to write photo-resist or functional materials directly into 3D structures. This Special Issue aims to collect research papers, communications and review articles to present examples of the recent advance in 3D micro-/nano fabrication, with the emphasis on either technology development or application demonstration.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Prof. Dr. Mingliang Zhang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • 3D nanofabrication
  • 3D optical lithography
  • folding
  • rolling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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