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Some relevant publications on portable energy and microengines

Aichlmayr, H. T., Kittelson, D. B., Zachariah, M. R., “Micro-Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Combustion: Investigations Employing Detailed Chemical Kinetic Modeling and Experiments”, The 2001 Eastern States Section Fall Technical Meeting, Hilton Head, South Carolina, December 3-5 2001.

Alper, J., “The Battery: Not Yet a Terminal Case”, Science, vol. 296, 2002, 1224- 1226.

Baik S., Blanchard J. P., Corradini M. L., “Development of micro-diesel injector nozzles via microelectromechanical systems technology and effects on spray characteristics, Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 125 (2002), no. 2, pp. 427-437.

Deluga, G. A., Salge, J. R., Schimdt, L. D., Verykios, X. E., “Renewable hydrogen from ethanol by autothermal reforming”, Science, 303, 2004.

Dev, S. P. “Quiet, small, light-weight, heavy-fueled mini generator sets for power needs of soldiers and unmanned ground vehicles”, Proceeding of 23rd Army Science Conference Orlando, USA, December 2-5, 2002.

Dipold T., Obermeier E., Berchtold A., “A micromachined continous ink jet print head for high-resolution printing”, J. Micromech. Microeng., vol. 8 (1998), pp. 144-147.

Ederer I., Grasegger J., Tille C., “Droplet generator with extraordinary high flow rate and range”, Tech. Dig. 9th Int. Conf. Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers _97, Chicago, IL, U.S.A., June 1997), New York, NY, U.S.A.: IEEE, vol. 2 (1997), pp. 809-812.

Endo, I., Sato, Y., Saito, S., Nakagiri, T., Ohno, S., and Canon, Inc., “Bubble jet recording method and apparatus in which a heating element generates bubbles in multiple liquid flow paths to project droplets”, U.S. Pat. 4740796, 1988.

Epstein, A. H., Jacobson, S. A., Protz, J. M., Frechette L. G.,”Shirtbutton-sized gas turbines: the engineering challenges of micro high speed rotating machinery”, Proceedings of the 8th Int'l Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC'8), Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2000.

Fahndrich M., Hochwind B., and Zollner A., “Fluid dynamics in micro dosing actuators”, Tech. Dig. 8th Int. Conf. Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers _95), Stockholm, Sweden, June 1995, pp. 295-298. [9] Sakai S., Kobayashi A., Naka T., Yonekubo S., Mitsuzawa T., Shinada S., and Seiko Epson Corporation, Inkjet Recording Head, European Pat. 0573055A2, 1993.

Fearing, R.S.; Chiang, K.H.; Dickinson, M.H.; Pick, D.L.; Sitti, M.; Yan, J., “Wing transmission for a micromechanical flying insect” Robotics and Automation, 2000. Proceedings. ICRA '00. IEEE International Conference on , Volume: 2 , 24-28 April 2000, Page(s): 1509 -1516 vol.2.

Fernandez-Pello, A. C., “Micro-Power Generation Using Combustion: Issues and Approaches”, Twenty-Ninth International Symposium on Combustion, , Sapporo, Japan, July 21-26, 2002.

Fuel Cell Technology News April 2003, “Toshiba Shows DMFC for Portable PCs”

Galambos P., Zavadil K., Divler R., Peter F., Gooray A., Roller G., Crowley J., Tech. Dig. 11th Int. Conf. Solid-State Sensors and Actuators (Transducers _01), Munich, Germany, June 2001, pp. 906-909.

Goldfarb, M., Barth, E. J., Gogola, M. A., Wehrmeyer, J. A., “Development of a Hot Gas Actuator for Self-Powered Robots”, Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics & Automation Taipei, Taiwan, September 14-19, 2003.

Hara, M., Tanaka, S., Esashi, M. “Rotational infrared polarization modulator using a MEMS-based air turbine with different types of journal bearing”, J. Micromech. Microeng. 13 No 2, 2003, 223-228.

Heinzl, J., Piezoelektrisches Antriebselement für Schreibdüsen, German Patent 2537767, 1975.

Isomura, K., Murayama, M., Yamaguchi, H., Ijichi, N., Asakura, H., Saji, N., Shiga, O., Takahashi, K., Kawakubo, T., Watanabe, T., Yamagata, A., Tange, H., Tanaka, S., Genda, T., and Esashi, M., 2002, “Design Study of a Micromachined Gas Turbine with Three-Dimensional Impeller,” presented at the 9th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, HI.

Kamisuki S., Hagata T., Tezuka C., Nose Y., Fujii M., and Atobe M., “A low power, small, electrostatically-driven commercial inkjet head”, Proc. IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Heidelberg, Germany, Jan. 1998, pp. 63-68.

Kang, S., “Fabrication of functional mesoscopic ceramic parts for micro gas turbine engines”, Ph D. Thesis, Stanford University, November 2001.

Keefe, B. J., Ho, M. G., Courian, K. J., Steinfield, S. W. , Chiders, W. D. , Tappon, E. R., Trucba, K. E., Chapman, T. I., Knight, W. R., Mortz, J. G. and Hewlett-Packard Company, “Inkjet printhead architecture for high speed and high resolution printing”, U.S. Pat. 5648805, 1994.

Krause, P., Obermeier, E., “A micromachined single-chip inkjet printhead”, Sensors and Actuators A, vol. A53, no. 1-3 (1996), pp. 405-409.

Lee, Y. K., Yi, U. C., Tseng, F.G., Kim, C. J., and Ho, C. M., “Fuel injection by a Thermal Microinjector”, Proc. of MEMS, ASME Int. Mechanical Engineering, Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 1999, pp. 419-425.

Mao, C.-Y., Yang, J.-C., Wu, C.-L., Chiu, C.-L., Chen, C.-J., “Design and Fabrication of Thermal Bubble Fuel Injector”, will be presented at: NIP19: Int. Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies, Sep.28-Oct.3, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Miki, N.; Shimoyama, I., “A micro-flight mechanism with rotational wings”, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2000. MEMS 2000. The Thirteenth Annual International Conference on ,23-27 Jan. 2000

Palanker, D. V., Fletcher, D. A., Miller, J., Huie, P., Marmor, M., Blumenkranz, M. S., “Pulsed liquid microjet for intravascular injection”, Proc. SPIE _ The Int. Soc. for Optical Engineering, vol. 4611 (2002), pp. 72-75.

Patillon, J. N., et al., “Technology Development in Methanol Technology Development in Methanol- Based Fuel Cells” Proceedings of the 3rd International Micro and Nanotechnology Meeting, MINATEC 2003, Grenoble, France, September 2003.

Peirs, J., Reynaerts, D.,Verplaetsen, F., “Development of an axial microturbine for a portable gas turbine generator”, J. Micromech. Microeng. 13, 2003, S190–S195.

Percin, G., Khuri-Yakub, B. T., “Micromachined 2-D array piezoelectrically actuated flextensional transducers and inkjet print heads”, Proc. Symposium on Microstructures and Microfabricated Systems IV (Boston MA, U.S.A. Nov. 1998), Pennigton, NJ, U.S.A., Electrochem. Soc., 1998, pp.87-93.

Percin, G., Khuri-Yakub, B. T., “Piezoelectric droplet ejector for ink-jet printing of fluids and particles”, Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 74 (2003), no. 2, pp. 1120-1127.

Percin, G., Khuri-Yakub, B.T., “Micromachined droplet ejector arrays for controlled ink-jet printing deposition, Review of Scientific Instruments”, vol. 73 (2002), no. 5, pp. 2193-2196.

S. Hirata, Y. Ishii, H. Matoba, and T. Inui, “An ink-jet head using diaphragm micro-actuator”, Proc. IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Workshop, San Diego, CA (U.S.A.), Feb. 1996, pp. 418-423.

Sakai, S., Kobayashi, A., Naka, T., Yonekubo, S., Mitsuzawa, T., Shinada, S., and Seiko Epson Corporation, “Inkjet Recording Head”, European Pat. 0573055A2, 1993.

Service, R. F.,, “Shrinking Fuel Cells Promise Power in Your Pocket”, Science, vol. 296, 2002, 1222-1224.

Shapouri, H., Duffield, J. A. , Wang,M. “The Energy Balance of Corn Ethanol: An Update” (U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC, 2002).

Sitzki, L., Borer, K., Schuster, E., Ronney, P. D., “Combustion in Microscale Heat-Recirculating Burners”, The Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Seoul, Korea, June 24-27, 2001.

Spadaccini, C. M., Zhangb, X., Cadouc, C. P., Mikia, N., Waitza, I. A., “Preliminary development of a hydrocarbon-fueled catalytic micro-combustor”, Sensors and Actuators A 103, 2003, 219–224.

Toriyama, T., Hashimoto, K., Sugiyama, S., “Design of a resonant micro reciprocating engine for power generation”, TRANSDUCERS'03 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators Boston, Massachusetts, USA June 8-12, 2003

Tseng, F. G., Kim, C. J., Ho, C.M., “A High-Resolution High-Frequency Monolithic Top-Shooting of Microinjector Free of Satellite Drops – Part I: Concept, Design and Model”, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 11 (2002), no. 5, pp. 427-436.

Wang, W, Zhong, D., Hofmann, H., Noland, J., and Bakis, C.E., "Design of High-Speed Permanent Magnet Machines with Anisotropic Electromagnetic and Structural Continuum Formulations," Proc. Electric Machines and Drives Conference, IEMDC’03, Vol. 1, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, 2003, pp. 37-43.

Wehl, W., “Tintendrucktechnologie: Paradigma und Motor der Mikrosystemtechnik (Inkjet technology: paradigm and driving force of the microsystem technique)”, F&M Feinwerktechnik Mikrotechnik Meßtechnik, Germany, 1995, 6 (part 1), 9 (part 2).

Yang, W., Bonne, U., Johnson, B. R., “Microcombustion engine/generator”, Patent No. US 6,276,313 B1, August 21 2001.

Zhu, X., Tran, E., Wang, W., Kim, E. S., and Lee, S. Y., “Micromachined acoustic-wave liquid ejector", Tech. Dig. Solid-State Sensor and Actuator Workshop, San-Diego, CA (U.S.A.), Feb. 1996, pp. 280-282.
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