Capillary self-alignment of mesoscopic foil components for sensor-systems-in-foil

G. Arutinov, E.C.P. Smits, M. Mastrangeli, G. Heck, van, J. Brand, van den, H.F.M. Schoo, A.H. Dietzel

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This paper reports on the effective use of capillary self-alignment for low-cost and time-efficient assembly of heterogeneous foil components into a smart electronic identification label. Particularly, we demonstrate the accurate (better than 50 µm) alignment of cm-sized functional foil dies. We investigated the role played by the assembly liquid, by the size and the weight of assembling dies and by their initial offsets in the self-alignment performance. It was shown that there is a definite range of initial offsets allowing dies to align with high accuracy and within approximately the same time window, irrespective of their initial offset.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115022-1/10
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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