Interdisciplinary overview of MST (MicroElectroMechanical Systems - MEMS). Transducer definition: Sensors and Actuators. Micromachining techniques including silicon bulk micromachining, silicon surface micromachining, stiction problems, bonding processes, LIGA technique, micromachined mould template and electroplating, sealed cavity formation, stereolithography, chemical mechanical polishing for planarisation, electric discharge micromachining, laser micromachining, focused ion beam micromachining. Properties of materials for micromachining. Mechanical transducers. Optical transducers.Thermal transducers. Magnetic transducers. Chemical and biological transducers. Microfluidic devices. Circuit interfaces to transducers. System considerations. Case studies. Technology trends.
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