Micromechanical photonics is evolvingin interdisciplinary research and engineering
fields and merging independently developed technologies based on
optics, mechanics, electronics, and physical/chemical sciences. Manufacturing
technologies such as those of semiconductor lasers, surface micromachining
and bulk micromachiningare promotingtec hnology fusion.
I will discuss experiments which probe the large-scale organization of mitotic chromosomes, using a combination of chemical modifi-cations and micromechanical force measurements. Restriction nucleases cause dissolution of the chromosome, indicating that DNA
itself is the contiguous structural element of the chromosome. Therefore the non-DNA (i.e., protein) components must be isolated
from one another, suggesting that the mitotic chromosome is best thought of as a network or gel of chromatin.
(BQ) Part 2 book "Mechanics of composite materials" has contents: Micromechanical analysis of a lamina; macromechanical analysis of laminates; failure, analysis, and design of laminates; bending of beams.
The objective of this work was to support the design of mechatronic systems by the use of simulations. This raises the question of what exactly is mechatronics. Current definitions describe mechatronics as an interaction between electronics, mechanics and information technology, see Isermann  or Wallaschek . It makes no difference here whether we are talking about macromechanics or micromechanics.In the former case we speak of mechatronics, in the latter of micromechatronics or microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)....
Precision measurement of structures in the micrometer and sub-micrometer
ranges is becoming more and more important. Because of the never-ending miniaturization
it is central to the precision of production and metrology of microelectronics
and micromechanics, but also to the measurement of the size distribution
of microparticles, for example, in environmental protection. A number of measuring
methods are available to perform these tasks.
With the proven record of accomplishment in very large integrated circuits (VLSI) brought about by batch-fabrication technology for electronic devices of ever-decreasing size, there is widespread enthusiasm about emerging opportunities to design mixed micromechanical and microelectronic systems. New development, based heavily on integrated-circuit-related technologies, have led to rapid progress in the development of