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IFSA Newsletter (ISSN 1726-6017), No.4, April 2009

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1.   Sensors & Transducers Magazine (e-Digest), No.4, April 2009

2.   Sensors Web Portal Up-dates Briefs

3.   NanoSEE, BioMEMS and IMU Markets reports (IFSA special offers)

4  Recently Published MEMS Books

5.   Subscribtion

6.   Additional Information, Comments, Suggestions


Plus lots more information to be found on Sensors Web Portal: http://www.sensorsportal.com



Bullet Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine (e-Digest), Vol. 103, No. 4, April 2009


Research Articles


1. Frontiers of Nanosensor Technology,

    Vinod Kumar Khanna, pp.1-16

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


2. Dual Comb Unit High-g Accelerometer Based on CMOS-MEMS Technology,

    Mehrdad Mottaghi, Farzan Ghalichi, Habib B. Ghavifekr, pp.17-18

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


3. Modeling of Micromachined Thermopiles Powered from the Human Body for Energy Harvesting
    in Wearable Devices,

    Vladimir Leonov, Ziyang Wang, Paolo Fiorini and Chris Van Hoof, pp.29-43

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


4. Design and Development of Polysilicon-based Microhotplate for Gas Sensing Application,

    Mahanth Prasad, V. K. Khanna and Ram Gopal, pp.44-51

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


5. Design of a Capacitive SOI Micromachined Accelerometer,

    Wenjing Zhao, Limei Xu, pp.52-64

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


6. Characteristic Features of RF MEMS Switches and its Various Applications,

    B. Mishra, Z. C. Alex, pp. 65-72

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


7. Study on the Effects of Added Mass on Mechanical Behavior of a Microbeam,

    Mohammad Fathalilou, Ghader Rezazadeh, Yashar Alizadeh, Soheil Talebian, pp.73-82

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


8. Titanium Hydride Formation in Current-Biased Titanium Microbolometer and Nanobolometer Devices,

    S. F. Gilmartin, K. Arshak, D. Collins, B. Lane, D. Bain, S. B. Newcomb, B. McCarthy, A. Arshak, pp.83-95

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


9. Squeeze-Film Damping Effect on Dynamic Pull-in Voltage of an Electrostatically-Actuated Microbeam,

    Hadi Yagubizade, Mohammad Fathalilou, Ghader Rezazadeh, Soheil Talebian, pp.96-101

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


10.Porous Silicon Hydrogen Sensor at Room Temperature: the Effect of Surface Modification
    and Noble Metal Contacts,

    Jayita Kanungo, Hiranmay Saha, Sukumar Basu, pp.102-108

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


11.Design and Analyses of Electromagnetic Microgenerator,

     Nibras Awaja, Dinesh Sood, Thurai Vinay, pp.109-121

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


12.Dynamic Pull-in Phenomenon in the Fully Clamped Electrostatically Actuated Rectangular
    Microplates Considering Damping Effects,

    Ghader Rezazadeh, Soheil Talebian, Mohammad Fathalilou, pp.122-131

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


13.Finite Element Analysis of Static and Dynamic Pull-In Instability of a Fixed-Fixed Micro Beam
    Considering Damping Effects,

    Mohammad Reza Ghazavi, Ghader Rezazadeh, Saber Azizi, pp.132-143

    [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


14.Effect of Polyimide Variation and its Curing Temperature on CMOS Based Capacitive Humidity Sensor
     and Characterization of Integrated Heater,

     B. N. Baliga, D. N. Tiwari,Kamaljeet Singh, Sanjay Verma,K. Nagachenchaiah, pp.144-154

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


15.Sputtered Silicon as a Potential Masking Material for Glass Micromachining – A Feasibility Study,

     Abhay B. Joshi, Dhananjay Bodas, S. A. Gangal, pp.155-160

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


16.Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of a Bilayer Microbeam Subjected to Nonlinear Electrostatic Pressure,

     Maliheh Pashapour, Seyed-Mehdi Pesteii, Ghader Rezazadeh, Shahriyar Kouravand, pp.161-170

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]


17.Hydrogen and Methane Response of Pd Gate MOS Sensor,

     Preeti Pandey, J. K. Srivastava, V. N. Mishra and R. Dwivedi, pp.171-179

     [Abstract and Full Page Article Download]



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The deadline for articles, press releases and sponsored White Papers for the next  issue of S&T Journal (e-Digest) No.5, Vol.104, May 2009 is 15 May 2009. You can submit your article or press release online. For more information and instructions of preparation click <here>.



 Bullet Sensors Web Portal Up-Date Briefs



  • New issue of Sensors & Transducers e-Digest, Vol.103, Issue 4, April 2009 is in the DIGEST section with products news

  • Practical MEMS - recently published book about all aspects of MEMS production, design and even some business aspects

  • Advanced Integrated Communication Microsystems - new title from Wiley - an ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses



Bullet NanoSEE, BioMEMS and IMU Markets Reports



NanoSEE report

BioMEMS report

IMU Markets 2007-2012


NanoSEE 2008-2012. The nanotech industry is moving from research to production with over 500 consumer nano-products already available. Though nanotechnology has long been seen as tomorrow’s technology, developers of nanoproducts are focused on today’s market opportunities. This report is designed to understand the market for nanomaterials, the players including the organizations, as well as the accessibility of the market. It highlights the technical functions made possible by nanomaterials to create our daily nanoproducts. Click <here> for details and a special IFSA price.


BioMEMS 2008-2012. Microelectronics, which has led to the explosion of consumer electronics sales, could now bring its added value to the Life Science applications.  The report is bringing a lot of value to IC manufacturers, MEMS manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers and system manufacturers to better understand the business potential, the technology status, the value chain of life science market and who is doing what for strategic and marketing decision making. Click <here> for details and a special IFSA price.


IMU Markets 2007-2012. The report gives an exhaustive analysis of the potential applications. It gives a segmentation of aerospace, defense, naval industrial, automotive and consumer electronics fields. The market analysis details each application. This report not only describes the market at the player and application level, but it provides a global view of the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) market allowing the report user to build diversification strategies taking into account technical requirements. Click <here> for details and a special IFSA price.


Bullet New Published Sensors Books


Practical MEMS

by Ville Kaajakari


Advanced Integrated Communication Microsystems

by Joy Laskar, Sudipto Chakraborty, Anh-Vu Pham,

Manos M. Tantzeris


Practical MEMS book's cover

Publisher: Small Gear Publishing

Hardcover: 484 pages

Pubdate: 17 March 2009

ISBN: 0982299109


More details ...

Advanced Integrated Communication Microsystems

Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press

Hardcover: 473 pages

Pubdate: 3 March 2009

ISBN: 0471709603


More details ...



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