• Micro-material handling employing e-beam generated topographies of copper and aluminium 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Nemutudi, R.; Nkosi, M.; Maaza, M. (Southern African Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2011-11)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on the employment of copper and aluminium in a micro-material handling system actuated by Van der Waals forces. Electron beam (e-beam) evaporator deposited both materials on a silicon ...
    • Silver, copper and aluminium coatings for micro-material handling operations 

      Matope, S.; Van der Merwe, A. F.; Rabinovich, Y. I. (Southern African Institute for Industrial Engineering, 2013-08)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Micro-material handling has challenges accompanying it because of adhesive forces, which make the picking and placing of micro-parts difficult. The adhesive forces hinder the picking of a micro-part, and ...