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Self‐assembly: a review of recent developments

Robert Bogue (Robert Bogue & Partners, Lydford, UK)

Assembly Automation

ISSN: 0144-5154

Article publication date: 1 August 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to provide a review of recent progress in self‐assembly technology, principally in the microelectronics context.

Design/methodology/approach

First, the paper discusses the application of nanoscale self‐assembly techniques to microelectronic and related components and then considers research involving larger devices.

Findings

The paper shows that a range of self‐assembly techniques is being used to fabricate both production and experimental microelectronic devices, often with the aim of developing alternatives to copper wire interconnects. Other, experimental self‐assembly techniques are being developed for the packaging and mounting of microelectronic components on substrates.

Originality/value

Provides a useful, detailed review of the use of self‐assembly techniques at the nanoscale, microscale and macroscale.

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Citation

Bogue, R. (2008), "Self‐assembly: a review of recent developments", Assembly Automation, Vol. 28 No. 3, pp. 211-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/01445150810889466

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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