Tags: nano electro-mechanical systems

Description

Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems (NEMS) are tiny machines built at the nanometer scale. Current NEMS applications are simple machines, such as the tiny cantilever shown at the right. An electrical circuit measures the deflection of the lever. A larger version of this device, with dimensions at the micrometer or millimeter scale, is commonly used as an airbag sensor in automobiles. A sudden stop causes a strong deflection of the lever, which signals that the airbags should be deployed. At the nano scale, such a lever is sensitive enough to measure the weight of individual atoms or molecules resting upon it.

Learn more about NEMS from the resources available on this site, listed below.

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  1. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Bio-Nanotechnology and Biomedical Devices

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2626

  2. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2636

  3. Atomistic Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes are studied by using classical molecular dynamics simulations. Especially, the effects of filling, temperature, and functionalization on CNT's...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2604

  4. Orientational Dependence of Friction in Polyethylene

    16 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo

    The frictional properties of polyethylene polymer are investigated by using classical molecular dynamics simulations. Especially, the sliding orientational effect is considered in this study. The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2601

  5. High-Aspect-Ratio Micromachining of Titanium: Enabling New Functionality and Opportunity in Micromechanical Systems Through Greater Materials Selection

    09 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Masa Rao

    Traditionally, materials selection has been limited in high-aspect-ratio micromechanical applications, due primarily to the predominance of microfabrication processes and infrastructure dedicated...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2590

  6. Fouling Mechanisms in Y-shaped Carbon Nanotubes

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Myers, SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    In the modern pharmaceutical and chemical industries, solutions of extremely high purity are needed. Current filtration methods are reaching the limits of their abilities, so new filters must be...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2582

  7. MSE 376 Lecture 19: Nanoelectromechanical Systems, part 2

    31 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2558

  8. MSE 376 Lecture 18: Nanoelectromechanical Systems, part 1

    31 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2555

  9. VEDA: Dynamic Approach Curves

    15 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Melcher, Shuiqing Hu, Steven Douglas Johnson, Daniel Kiracofe, Arvind Raman

    This tool is being replaced by VEDA 2.0. Use that tool instead.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/dynamicafm

  10. Nanonewton Podcasts at MIT

    06 Mar 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Jeremy Brittan

    Listen to podcast discussions with scientists and MIT students in the field of Nanomechanics in conjunction with the Spring 2007 MIT undergraduate engineering course: 3.052 Nanomechanics of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2438

  11. Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces

    01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2317

  12. RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures

    08 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

    This seminar is an introduction to the MEMS technology as it applies to RF and Microwave systems. Besides discussing several key RF MEMS components (switches, varactors, inductors),...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2141

  13. Nanoscale Thermodynamics

    14 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Enriquez

    This is the fifth contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006. This introduces nanothermodynamics, the study of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2106

  14. REBO

    02 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Wen-Dung Hsu, SeongJun Heo, Jing Xu, Susan Sinnott

    Reactive Empirical Bond-Order (REBO) potential is a many-body expression optimized for modeling covalently bonded materials, such as carbon and silicon, in large-scale atomistic simulations

    http://nanohub.org/resources/rebomd

  15. naitbouda abdelyamine

    process engineer in plasma etch processuse molecular dynamics simulation for exploring nanotechnology world

    http://nanohub.org/members/16219

  16. Micelle

    21 Sep 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kunal Shah, Patrick Chiu, Jing Xu, Susan Sinnott

    Parallel Molecular Dynamics (MD) code that models surfactant structures in water and at liquid/solid interfaces.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/micelle

  17. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1186

  18. Chemical Modification of GaAs with TAT Peptide and Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayers

    14 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hamsa Jaganathan

    The use of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on semiconductors creates a basis for the design and creation of bioelectronics, such as biosensors. The interface between the surface and an organic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1670

  19. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  20. What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics

    28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

    Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1604