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Glassy Materials Based Microdevices

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ISBN: 9783038976189 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-619-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Electrical and Nuclear Engineering --- General and Civil Engineering --- Technology (General)
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Microtechnology has changed our world since the last century, when silicon microelectronics revolutionized sensor, control and communication areas, with applications extending from domotics to automotive, and from security to biomedicine. The present century, however, is also seeing an accelerating pace of innovation in glassy materials; as an example, glass-ceramics, which successfully combine the properties of an amorphous matrix with those of micro- or nano-crystals, offer a very high flexibility of design to chemists, physicists and engineers, who can conceive and implement advanced microdevices. In a very similar way, the synthesis of glassy polymers in a very wide range of chemical structures offers unprecedented potential of applications. The contemporary availability of microfabrication technologies, such as direct laser writing or 3D printing, which add to the most common processes (deposition, lithography and etching), facilitates the development of novel or advanced microdevices based on glassy materials. Biochemical and biomedical sensors, especially with the lab-on-a-chip target, are one of the most evident proofs of the success of this material platform. Other applications have also emerged in environment, food, and chemical industries. The present Special Issue of Micromachines aims at reviewing the current state-of-the-art and presenting perspectives of further development. Contributions related to the technologies, glassy materials, design and fabrication processes, characterization, and, eventually, applications are welcome.

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micro-crack propagation --- severing force --- quartz glass --- micro-grinding --- microfluidics --- single-cell analysis --- polymeric microfluidic flow cytometry --- single-cell protein quantification --- glass molding process --- groove --- roughness --- filling ratio --- label-free sensor --- optofluidic microbubble resonator --- detection of small molecules --- chalcogenide glass --- infrared optics --- precision glass molding --- aspherical lens --- freeform optics --- micro/nano patterning --- 2D colloidal crystal --- soft colloidal lithography --- strain microsensor --- vectorial strain gauge --- compound glass --- microsphere --- resonator --- lasing --- sensing --- microresonator --- whispering gallery mode --- long period grating --- fiber coupling --- distributed sensing --- chemical/biological sensing --- direct metal forming --- glassy carbon micromold --- enhanced boiling heat transfer --- metallic microstructure --- microspheres --- microdevices --- glass --- polymers --- solar energy --- nuclear fusion --- thermal insulation --- sol-gel --- Ag nanoaggregates --- Yb3+ ions --- down-shifting --- photonic microdevices --- alkali cells --- MEMS vapor cells --- optical cells --- atomic spectroscopy --- microtechnology --- microfabrication --- MEMS --- microfluidic devices --- laser materials processing --- ultrafast laser micromachining --- ultrafast laser welding --- enclosed microstructures --- glass --- porous media --- fluid displacement --- spray pyrolysis technique --- dielectric materials --- luminescent materials --- photovoltaics --- frequency conversion --- device simulations --- europium --- luminescence --- hybrid materials --- microdevices --- light --- photon --- communications --- waveguides --- fibers --- biosensors --- microstructured optical fibers --- whispering gallery modes --- light localization --- optofluidics --- lab-on-a-chip --- femtosecond laser --- laser micromachining --- diffusion

Spectral Line Shapes in Astrophysics and Related Topics

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ISBN: 9783039281688 9783039281695 Year: Pages: 268 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-169-5 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Physics (General) --- Astronomy (General)
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Spectral lines, widths, and shapes are powerful tools for emitting/absorbing gas diagnostics in different astrophysical objects (from the solar system to the most distant objects in the universe—quasars). On the other hand, experimental and theoretical investigations of laboratory plasma have been applied in spectroscopic astrophysical research, especially in research on atomic data needed for line shape calculations. Data on spectral lines and their profiles are also important for diagnostics, analysis, and the modelling of fusion plasma, laser-produced plasma, laser design and development, and various plasmas in industry and technology, like light sources based on plasmas or the welding and piercing of metals by laser-produced plasma. The papers from this book can be divided into four groups: 1. stark broadening data for astrophysical and laboratory plasma investigations; 2. applications of spectral lines for astrophysical and laboratory plasma research; 3. spectral line phenomena in extragalactic objects, and 4. laboratory astrophysics results for spectra investigation. The reviews and research papers, representing new research on the topics presented in this book, are of interest for specialists and PhD students. We hope that the present book will be useful and interesting for scientists interested in the investigation of spectral line shapes and will contribute to the education of young researchers and PhD students.

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stark broadening --- atomic data --- subdwarfs B stars --- Ar II --- stark broadening --- atomic data --- atomic processes --- line profiles --- Ar VII --- stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- Na IV --- atomic/molecular data --- radiative and collisional processes --- stars --- stark broadening --- impact approximation --- numerical simulation --- ionization processes --- emission line formation --- atomic spectroscopy --- supermassive black holes --- emission line profiles --- quasars --- line shape --- wave collapse --- electric field solitons --- plasma turbulence --- line shapes --- stark broadening --- neutral broadening --- corona discharge --- line shapes --- Stark broadening --- Zeeman effect --- tokamaks --- white dwarfs --- active galaxies --- BL Lacertae objects --- AO 0235+164 --- photometry --- polarimetry --- plasma spectroscopy --- microwave discharges --- gas temperature --- stark broadening parameters --- atomic emission spectroscopy --- laboratory plasma --- spectra --- line profiles --- astrophysical plasmas --- inner plasma electrostatic screening --- different charged ions --- stars --- galaxies: active --- galaxies: nuclei --- line: profiles --- quasars: emission lines --- catalogs --- surveys --- line shapes --- Stark broadening --- Zeeman effect --- white dwarfs --- QSO samples --- QSO selection --- medium-band photometry --- electron scattering --- cross sections --- Rosetta mission --- atomic and molecular databases --- Stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- spectroscopy --- alkali atoms --- astrophysics --- atomic processes --- molecular processes --- radiative transfer --- absorption quasi-molecular bands --- sun:atmosphere --- sun:photosphere --- stars:atmospheres --- white dwarfs --- atomic processes --- radiative transfer --- Sun: atmosphere --- Sun: photosphere --- stars: atmospheres --- white dwarfs --- Stark effect --- electron broadening --- Lienard-Wiechert --- retarded interaction --- relativistic collision operator --- Stark broadening --- line profiles --- atomic data --- plasmas --- Maxwell --- Juttner-Maxwell --- relativistic --- Doppler effect --- asymmetry --- Stark broadening --- Ar VII line profiles --- stars --- white dwarfs --- atomic data --- scattering

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