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2004 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Keynote Presentation

March 14–18 · 2004 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Charlotte, North Carolina

 

MATERIALS PROCESSING & MANUFACTURING DIVISION'S FIFTH GLOBAL INNOVATIONS SYMPOSIUM: TRENDS IN LIGA, MINIATURIZATION, AND NANO-SCALE MATERIALS, DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES

Date:
Monday, March 15, 2004
Location: Charlotte Convention Center
Room: 202B

New low cost techniques for the fabrication of micro-parts with typical features ranging between 1 to 1000 micrometers are being developed as miniaturization technology pushes the frontier to smaller and smaller devices. Using advanced material processing technologies, like LIGA technology, miniaturized parts are fabricated by electroplating or sintering of ceramic or metal nanoparticles shaped into molds. In addition to optimizing the baseline pre-form microfabrication technique, research is underway to develop methods for evaluating the properties of microparts and investigations into the effects of nanoparticle size, fabrication parameters, and sintering schedule on properties of these micro-part materials. This symposium will provide description, insight, challenges, and projections for advances in miniaturized part manufacturing, evaluation and applications. It is intended to bring together those people developing LIGA and LIGA-like technologies to discuss the fundamental materials and engineering challenges to advancing the technology and identify materials processing needs for further development of these technologies. There will be three types of talks: Overviews by invited speakers which describe the size scale of interest to the LIGA community, mini-tutorials by experts in the field that describe characteristics of commercially available nanoscale materials, and focused technical presentations that describe advanced techniques and materials issues for making miniature parts with nanocrystalline microstructures, including sensors, using LIGA and LIGA-like technologies.

Discussion will include but not be limited to:

  • Materials processing needs for microfabricated devices
  • Characterization of nanostructured materials
  • Fundamental material science issues in nanostructured materials
  • Stress and stress evolution in LIGA and LIGA-like parts
  • Effects of restricted geometry on microstructure

KEYNOTE SESSION

Opening this very important session will be the TMS/AIME Keynote Session featuring the following invited presentations:

Perspectives on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Presenter: M. S. Dresselhaus, Institute Professor and Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nanoceramics, Nanotubes and Nanocomposites Paving the Way for Nanotechnology Revolution– A Review of the Industry and Markets
Presenter: Dr. Thomas Abraham, Vice President of Research, Business Communications Company

The Difficult Transition from Technology to Commercialization - Using the Events of the Past 50 Years to Exploit the Future
Presenter: Keith A. Blakely, CEO, NanoDynamics, Inc.

Materials Processing and Manufacturing at the Nanoscale: Fundamental Research and Commercialization Opportunities
Presenter: Harris Doumanidis, National Science Foundation

Nanoscale Integrated Circuits and Future Materials Challenges
Presenter: C, Michael Garner, Intel Corporation


Nanostructured Ceramics: Processing, Applications and Commercialization
Presenter: Bernard Kear, Director of Center for Nanomaterials Research, Rutgers University


 

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