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Francesco Rizzi

45 shared publications

Center for Bio-Molecular [ protected], Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Eugenio Barsanti 14, 73010 Arnesano (LE), Italy

Antonio Qualtieri

17 shared publications

Center for Bio-Molecular [ protected], Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via Eugenio Barsanti 14, 73010 Arnesano (LE), Italy

Francesco Guido

9 shared publications

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies, Via Barsanti, 73010 Arnesano, Italy

Claudio Abels

4 shared publications

Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies @UNILE, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Arnesano (LE), I-73010, Italy

William M. Megill

3 shared publications

Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve 47533, Germany

Publication Record
Distribution of Articles published per year 
(2015 - 2019)
Total number of journals
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations A thermo-activated tactile micro-actuator for displays Salvatore Puce, Tommaso Dattoma, Francesco Rizzi, Mohamed Em... Published: 01 January 2019
Microelectronic Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2018.11.010
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Article 2 Reads 2 Citations Nitride-Based Materials for Flexible MEMS Tactile and Flow Sensors in Robotics Claudio Abels, Vincenzo Mariano Mastronardi, Francesco Guido... Published: 10 May 2017
Sensors, doi: 10.3390/s17051080
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The response to different force load ranges and actuation at low energies is of considerable interest for applications of compliant and flexible devices undergoing large deformations. We present a review of technological platforms based on nitride materials (aluminum nitride and silicon nitride) for the microfabrication of a class of flexible micro-electro-mechanical systems. The approach exploits the material stress differences among the constituent layers of nitride-based (AlN/Mo, SixNy/Si and AlN/polyimide) mechanical elements in order to create microstructures, such as upwardly-bent cantilever beams and bowed circular membranes. Piezoresistive properties of nichrome strain gauges and direct piezoelectric properties of aluminum nitride can be exploited for mechanical strain/stress detection. Applications in flow and tactile sensing for robotics are described.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation A 2D approach to surface-tension-confined fluidics on parylene C Paola Calcagnile, Tommaso Dattoma, Elisa Scarpa, Antonio Qua... Published: 01 January 2017
RSC Advances, doi: 10.1039/C7RA01604B
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Parylene C-based 2D STC fluidics, where pure water and water-based solutions can flow strictly confined by differences in surface energy. In the present study a new, facile and cheap method to obtain a 2D surface-tension-confined fluidic system on substrates conformally coated by parylene C is presented. It is based on the use of poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS)-based soft masks obtained by molds produced by a 3D-printer. These masks, applied alternatively onto a parylene C-coated silicon substrate together with appropriate plasma treatments permit to obtain a superhydrophilic pattern on a superhydrophobic background, in which pure water, water-based solutions and polar solvents can flow. The flow of these liquids is strictly confined and is driven into the superhydrophilic pattern only by the differences in surface energy between it and the background, without any confinement effect provided by walls or capillary-driven channel, that are completely missing. According to the proposed fabrication method, all the desired fluidic systems can be fabricated in an easy and cheap way. The developed method for 2D surface-tension-confined fluidics on parylene C permits to obtain a highly versatile platform which can be applied on all desired substrates, without the need to etch the polymer surface in order to obtain channel walls, paving the way to employ green, easily available and cheaper substrates, such as cellulose for paper-based fluidics applications, improving, at the same time, the biopolymer surface properties.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Design of a tunable PDMS force delivery and sensing probe for studying mechanosensation Tommaso Dattoma, Antonio Qualtieri, Domenica Karavitaki, Dav... Published: 01 February 2016
IEEE Sensors Journal, doi: 10.1109/jsen.2015.2486044
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Article 0 Reads 4 Citations Mechanical properties tunability of three-dimensional polymeric structures in two-photon lithography Enrico Domenico Lemma, Francesco Rizzi, Tommaso Dattoma, Bar... Published: 01 January 2016
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, doi: 10.1109/TNANO.2016.2625820
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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Biomimetics of underwater hair cell sensing Francesco Rizzi, Antonio Qualtieri, Tommaso Dattoma, Gianmic... Published: 01 January 2015
Microelectronic Engineering, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2014.10.011
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