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  • In this study, an environmental acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) resin was combined with three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to develop a new pressure sensor body with the molding pressure for fiber ... Read more

  • In this paper, we propose a high-resolution all-digital complementary metal–oxide semiconductor (CMOS) temperature sensor with a ring oscillator for temperature sensing and power supply immunity, a time ... Read more

  • ZnO nanorod arrays have been synthesized on seed-coated indium tin oxide (ITO) substrates by a hydrothermal method from different thicknesses of seed layers. The ZnO nanorods obtained were investigated ... Read more

  • This work investigated the effect of laser power patterns on temperature and thermal stress distributions in the light emitting diode (LED) die-bonding process. The finite element software package MSC.Marc ... Read more

  • An optical fiber sensor based on a second-order superstructure fiber Bragg grating (SFBG) is experimentally investigated. In general, a first-order SFBG has been available for many years and has been ... Read more

  • Friction stir welding (FSW) is a solid-state process based on friction welding. In this study, the numerical simulation of the flow pattern for 2024 aluminum rod FSW was carried out using DEFORM-3D ... Read more

  • In this paper, we propose path tracking using an accelerometer sensor with α-β-γ and α-β-γ-δ filters. In addition, the error and reliability are evaluated. The static, free-fall motion, circular ... Read more

  • In this study, four fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensors were embedded into a quasi-isotropic carbon fiber/epoxy composite material to monitor curing. The spectra of the FBG sensors were shifted and deformed ... Read more

  • Based on the discrete dipole approximation (DDA) method, we studied the effects of different materials and thicknesses on extinction properties of the nanoparticles with a hybrid core-shell structure. ... Read more

  • Previously, most eutrophic parameters, i.e., chlorophyll, transparency, total phosphorus, of reservoirs were collected manually. Owing to limited budget and time required, the use of eutrophic parameters to ... Read more

  • In this study, we developed a sport instructor robot system for rehabilitation and exercise training of senior persons. In the system, a popular Kinect sensor, viewed as the eyes of a humanoid robot, was ... Read more

  • In this study, we evaluated a flame-retardant hardener for epoxy resins and a flame-retardant resin consisting of the same components, which can be applied to materials used in the aerospace, automotive, ... Read more

  • Transparent conductive films (TCFs) with high transmittance in the visible light band and excellent conductivity are widely applied in the panel industry, and also in electronic paper and related ... Read more

  • This paper describes the development of a thermal inkjet print head with an identification circuit. The identification circuit was designed using a fuse and other electronic components. The multifunctionality ... Read more

  • In this study, Pb18Sb5Te20 is used as a substrate to which different amounts of Ag are added to form Ag1−yPb18Sb5Te20(y = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4) alloys. All the experiments use vacuum arc melting to ... Read more

  • Algae have the ability to convert solar energy into organic compounds through photosynthesis and store them as lipids. The final step is the conversion of biolipids into biodiesel, which is a way to reduce ... Read more

  • This study adopted sol–gel and spin-coating methods for fabricating ZnO thin films on Pt/ Ti/Si substrates. Each layer is carbonized at a low temperature and finally sintered at a high temperature for ... Read more

  • Nanoscaled Y1−xDyxVO4 phosphors can be obtained via the modified chemical coprecipitation method. With the precipitant and centrifugation, the phosphors can be quickly synthesized within 2.5 h. From the ... Read more

  • In this study, we used secondary anodization to prepare open-end TiO2 nanotube arrays and then transferred them to fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) glass attached to front-illuminated dye-sensitized solar ... Read more

  • Currently, people are attempting to replace vehicles powered by fossil fuels with electric vehicles in an effort to reduce energy problems and air pollution. However, up to now this attempt has not ... Read more

  • In this work, ZnO nanorod (NR) arrays were grown by a hydrothermal method on a ZnO seed-layer-precoated Si (100) substrate. The average diameter and length of the obtained ZnO NRs with a high aspect ratio of ... Read more

  • Thin films of tungsten oxide with different crystallization temperatures were synthesized by the sol–gel method and used to fabricate photodetectors. The surface morphology, microstructure, and crystal ... Read more

  • The nitrogen-implanted titanium nitride–silicon oxide–hafnium oxide–silicon oxide–silicon (hereafter, N-TOHOS) device can be a candidate for total ionizing dose (TID) radiation sensor application. ... Read more

Special Issue on Applications of Advanced Materials on Microelectronic Sensor and Optical Devices
Lead Guest Editor, Teen-Hang Meen (National Formosa University)
Guest Editors, Shoou-Jinn Chang (National Cheng Kung University), Mo Li (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton)
 Research Papers

Using Three-Dimensional Printing Technology to Produce a Novel Optical Fiber Bragg Grating Pressure Sensor
Ying-Kai Lin, Tso-Sheng Hsieh, Liren Tsai, Shing-Hai Wang, and Chia-Chin Chiang
pp. 389–394
Published on May 25, 2016
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A High-Resolution All-Digital Temperature Sensor with Process Variation Compensation
Yu-Lung Lo, Wei-Tsuen Chen, Yu-Ting Chiu, and Wei-Bin Yang
pp. 395–402
Published on May 25, 2016
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ZnO Nanorod Arrays Fabricated by Hydrothermal Method Using Different Thicknesses of Seed Layers for Applications in Hybrid Photovoltaic Cells
Witchaya Arpavate, Surawut Chuangchote, Navadol Laosiripojana, Jatuphorn Wootthikanokkhan, and Takashi Sagawa
pp. 403–408
Published on May 25, 2016
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Laser Soldered Eutectic Die-Bonding Processes in LED Packaging
Te-Ching Hsiao, Ah-Der Lin, and Wei-Yi Chan
pp. 409–420
Published on May 25, 2016
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Optical Fiber Sensor Based on Second-Order Superstructure Fiber Bragg Grating
Hung-Ying Chang, Ming-Yue Fu, and Wen-Fung Liu
pp. 421–425
Published on May 25, 2016
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Numerical Simulation of 2024 Aluminum Rod by Friction Stir Welding
Chun-Mu Wu and Chang-Rong Huang
pp. 427–431
Published on May 25, 2016
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 Research Papers of Special Issue

Path Tracking by an Accelerometer with α-β-γ and α-β-γ-δ Filters
Chun-Mu Wu and Tsan-Ying Yu
pp. 433–440
Published on May 25, 2016
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Monitoring Curing of Quasi-Isotropic Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composite Using Fiber Bragg Grating Sensors
Chen-Tung Wang, Tsung-Han Hsieh, Chiu-Chen Chien, and Chia-Chin Chiang
pp. 441–446
Published on May 25, 2016
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Study on Extinction Properties of Nanoparticles with Hybrid Core-Shell Structure
Jing Liu, Zijie Lin, Jianlian Fang, Jianrong Chen, and Cheng-Fu Yang
pp. 447–454
Published on May 25, 2016
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Using SPOT Images for Monitoring Water Quality of Reservoir
Po-Hsien Hsu
pp. 455–462
Published on May 25, 2016
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On the Use of Kinect Sensors to Design a Sport Instructor Robot for Rehabilitation and Exercise Training of the Elderly
Ing-Jr Ding and Yu-Jui Chang
pp. 463-476
Published on May 25, 2016
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An Innovative Halogen-Free Flame-Retardant Thermosetting Carbon Fiber Laminate
Chun-Mu Wu, Lin-Lin Huang, and Shin-Ku Lee
pp. 477–483
Published on May 25, 2016
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Investigation of Materials Used in Synthesis for Silver Nanowires and Nanoparticles
Cheng-Tang Pan, Tsung-Lin Yang, Yi-Chian Chen, Shin-Pon Ju, I-Chou Wu, Yu-Ru Lin, and Cherng-Yuh Su
pp. 485–492
Published on May 25, 2016
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Design and Fabrication of Identification Inkjet Print Head Chip Fuse Sensors
Jian-Chiun Liou, Cheng-Fu Yang, and Cihun-Siyong Gong
pp. 493–501
Published on May 25, 2016
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Effects of Ag Doping on the Thermoelectric Properties and Microstructure of PbSbTe
Tao-Hsing Chen and Ming-Tai Hong
pp. 503–509
Published on May 25, 2016
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Optimal Design of Ultrasonic Transducer System Applied on Biolipid Extraction from Chlorella
Han-Sung Huang, Shao-Yi Hsia, and Shiuh-Kuang Yang
pp. 511–522
Published on May 25, 2016
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Study of Structural and Optical Properties of ZnO Thin Films Produced by Sol–Gel Methods
Huai-Shan Chin, Long-Sun Chao, and Kuo-Sheng Kao
pp. 523–530
Published on May 25, 2016
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Influence of Dy3+ Ions on the Optical Characteristics of Nanoscaled Y1−xDyxVO4 Phosphors
Hao-Ying Lu and Meng-Han Tsai
pp. 531–537
Published on May 25, 2016
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Fabrication of Open-End TiO2 Nanotubes Attached to Front-Illuminated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
Tung-Lung Wu, Teen-Hang Meen, Liang-Wen Ji, Shi-Mian Chao, Chiung-Hsien Huang, Jenn-Kai Tsai, Tien-Chuan Wu, and Chien-Jung Huang3
pp. 539–545
Published on May 25, 2016
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Refillable Bi-Electrolyte Fuel Cell and New Range-Extending Charging-Driving Mechanism for Electric Vehicles
Mu-Jung Kao and Chen-Yang Wu
pp. 547–559
Published on May 25, 2016
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Electrode Spacing Effect on Ultraviolet Photoconductivity of Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Detectors with ZnO Nanorod Arrays Grown by Hydrothermal Method
Chih-Ming Lin, Yi-Cheng Hsu, Shang-Chao Hung, and Yin-Ming Li
pp. 559–565
Published on May 25, 2016
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Crystallization Temperature Effect on Tungsten Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Sol–Gel Method for Ultraviolet–Visible Photodetectors
Pei-Hsing Huang, Nai-Jen Cheng, Shang-Chao Hung, and Chia-Yi Lin
pp. 567–574
Published on May 25, 2016
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Effect of Nitrogen Implantation on the Performance of TOHOS Total Ionizing Dose Radiation Sensor Device
Wen-Ching Hsieh, Hao-Tien Daniel Lee, Fuh-Cheng Jong, and Shich-Chuan Wu
pp. 577–584
Published on May 25, 2016
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S&M Young Researcher
Paper Award 2016
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S&M Young Researcher
Paper Award 2015
Recipient: Dr. Toshihiko Noda
Paper: Magnetic-Thrust Flexible Electrode with Integrated Preamplifier for Neural Recording

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