Mechanical Self-Assembly: Science and Applications introduces a novel category of self-assembly driven by mechanical forces. This book discusses self-assembly in various types of small material structures including thin films, surfaces, and micro- and nano-wires, as well as the practice's potential application in micro and nanoelectronics, MEMS/NEMS, and biomedical engineering. The mechanical self-assembly process is inherently quick, simple, and cost-effective, as well as accessible to a large number of materials, such as curved surfaces for forming three-dimensional small structures. Mechanical self-assembly is complementary to, and sometimes offer advantages over, the traditional micro- and nano-fabrication.
Presents a highly original aspect of the science of self-assemblyDescribes the novel methods of mechanical assembly used to fabricate a variety of new three-dimensional material structures in simple and cost-effective waysProvides simple insights to a number of biological systems and processesElucidates underlying mechanics principles of spontaneous pattern formations