As part of the Fall 2013 ECE seminar series, this Thursday, August 29, Dr. David Arnold will be giving a talk that will highlight his group's development of microfabricated permanent magnets and their application in several functional microsystems.
To set the stage, he will first describe some basic concepts about magnets and physical scaling laws that motivate his group's efforts. He'll then discuss the advancement of two types of permanent magnet materials that has been made by the group; namely, electroplated layers and bonded powders, which overcome certain manufacturing and integration challenges. Finally, He'll showcase how these permanent magnet materials are being used for electromechanical actuators, energy harvesting devices, and generation of high-energy x-rays.
As seats will be limited, all are encouraged to be on time.