Electrochemical microsystem technologies

J. Walter Schultze, Tetsuya Osaka, Madhav Datta

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Abstract

The interdisciplinary field of electrochemical microsystem technologies (EMST) has a large impact on electrochemistry, electrochemical engineering, microengineering, material science, chemical analysis and its applications in biology and medicine. EMST include electrochemical reactions applied in microsystem technologies (MST) as well as MST applied in electrochemistry. Fundamental research refers to the scaling-down of reactions taking place in the µm range. Control of electrochemical microreactions, their advantages and applications are discussed. The technical requirement of mass production presumes the scaling-up of the microreaction to a multifold macroscopic process. This is demonstrated for electrochemical processes, e.g. the LIGA process, as well as for MST for electrochemistry, e.g. the Foturan® technology. The final industrial process requires the realization of multistep processes which is illustrated with the phosphating process and the printed circuit board manufacturing as examples. Electrochemical microsystems are presented and classified by functionality and complexity.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages594
ISBN (Electronic)9780203219218
ISBN (Print)9780415273558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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