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.

Members (21-25 of 25)

  1. Karim Elgammal

    I am a PhD student at the Royal Institute of Technology ()

    http://nanohub.org/members/47839

  2. Charles Taylor Patrick Gillespie

    Mr. Charles Taylor Patrick Gillespie is currently pursuing a LL.M. in Intellectual Property at Santa Clara University School of Law and focusing on Nanotechnology and the Law. He graduated from...

    http://nanohub.org/members/33082

  3. jawar

    http://nanohub.org/members/21961

  4. Zsolt Illyefalvi-Vitez

    Dr. Zsolt Illyefalvi-Vitéz received his diploma in electronic engineering and his dr. techn. degree from BME, the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary, in 1965 and 1974, respectively, and the...

    http://nanohub.org/members/25144

  5. naitbouda abdelyamine

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

    http://nanohub.org/members/16219