Special Issue "The 12th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” (IMA-2021)"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2022) | Viewed by 3434

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Department of Physics, School of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: materials science; materials physics; solid state physics; biophysics; bioelectromagnetism
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Dear Colleagues,

The 12th International Conference on “Instrumental Methods of Analysis” (IMA-2021) will take place between 20 and 23 September 2021 as a virtual event organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National Technical University of Athens. IMA is a biannual series of conferences that started in 1999 and covers all areas of Chemical Analysis, including the development of new techniques, modern trends, and applications in a wide range of scientific disciplines. At the previous IMA meetings, several leading analytical chemists from Greece and abroad have presented their research work. For the 12th IMA conference (first time in virtual format), it is our ambition to bring together some of the most talented and innovative analytical chemists from all over the world for an excellent scientific online conference. In this special issue selected full-length papers presented during IMA-2021 will be published on significant and original works related to all aspects of:

  1. Chemical and biosensors
  2. Multiphysics phenomena simulation
  3. Field analysis—mobile analytical instruments
  4. Robotics and automation
  5. Miniaturized analytical systems (Lab-on-a-Chip), micro and nanofluidics
  6. Multiscale modelling and characterization of materials and processes
  7. Design and optimization of devices and systems with numerical approaches/techniques

These papers will be peer reviewed for the validation of research results, developments, and applications.

 

Dr. Konstantinos Simeonidis
Dr. Nikos Maniotis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • mass spectrometry
  • chemical analysis
  • chromatography
  • X-ray analysis
  • quality control

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Optimal Design for Compliant Mechanism Flexure Hinges: Bridge-Type
Micromachines 2021, 12(11), 1304; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12111304 - 23 Oct 2021
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Abstract
Compliant mechanisms’ design aims to create a larger workspace and simple structural shapes because these mechanical systems usually have small dimensions, reduced friction, and less bending. From that request, we designed optimal bridge-type compliant mechanism flexure hinges with a high magnification ratio, low [...] Read more.
Compliant mechanisms’ design aims to create a larger workspace and simple structural shapes because these mechanical systems usually have small dimensions, reduced friction, and less bending. From that request, we designed optimal bridge-type compliant mechanism flexure hinges with a high magnification ratio, low stress by using a flexure joint, and especially no friction and no bending. This joint was designed with optimal dimensions for the studied mechanism by using the method of grey relational analysis (GRA), which is based on the Taguchi method (TM), and finite element analysis (FEA). Grey relational grade (GRG) has been estimated by an artificial neural network (ANN). The optimal values were in good agreement with the predicted value of the Taguchi method and regression analysis. The finite element analysis, signal-to-noise analysis, surface plot, and analysis of variance demonstrated that the design dimensions significantly affected the equivalent stress and displacement. The optimal values of displacement were also verified by the experiment. The outcomes were in good agreement with a deviation lower than 6%. Specifically, the displacement amplification ratio was obtained as 65.36 times compared with initial design. Full article
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