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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. Modeling and Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport

    26 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy

    In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the sub-micron scale. Applications include the thermal performance of microelectronic devices,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/192

  2. Nanostructure Engineered Sensors for Gas Detection in Space and Terrestrial Applications

    28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jing Li

    A nanosensor technology has been developed using single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on a pair of interdigitated electrodes (IDE) processed with a silicon-based microfabrication and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/463

  3. Organic Electronics Part I: Chemical Modulation

    27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jiri Janata

    Organic semiconductors (OS) have been in the center of attention in at least two areas: in chemical ,sensors and in molecular electronics. Although the chemistry and physics governing them is the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/530

  4. Fine Tuning Microcantilever Vibrations for Ultrasensitive Analyte Mass Detection

    27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Microcantilever based biochemical sensing has shown tremendous promise for ultrasenstive detection in both liquid and ambient conditions. However improving the sensitivity, reliability and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/568

  5. A Novel Diagnostic Assay Based On Nanomechanics

    28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Marko Dorrestijn

    Micro-fabricated silicon cantilevers arrays offer a novel label-free approach where ligand-receptor binding interactions occurring on the sensor generate nanomechanical signals like bending or a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/534

  6. Introduction to BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology

    27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology have the potential to make significant impact in a wide range of fields and applications. This lecture series introduces the basic concepts and topics underlying the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/536

  7. Computational Methods for NEMS

    16 Jun 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Narayan Aluru

    Computational Methods for NEMS

    http://nanohub.org/resources/407

  8. Nanofluidics

    15 Jun 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott

    Nanofluidics

    http://nanohub.org/resources/410

  9. Sensing Technology Needs in Long-Term Human Space Exploration

    27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Antony Jeevarajan

    The sensing technologies are mainly derived from three broad areas, namely, absorbance, fluorescence and electrochemical. The development of a sensing system with unique requirements for space...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/535

  10. Nanotechnology-Enabled Direct Energy Conversion

    25 Mar 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Chen

    Energy transport in nanostructures differs significantly from macrostructures because of classical and quantum size effects on energy carriers such as on phonons, electrons, photons, and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/184

  11. Self-Heating and Scaling of Silicon Nano-Transistors

    05 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    The most often cited technological roadblock of nanoscale electronics is the "power problem," i.e. power densities and device temperatures reaching levels that will prevent their reliable...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/168

  12. Lecture 4: Sensing Methodologies (cont), Integrated BioMEMS and Nanodevices

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/989

  13. Lecture 3: Microfluidic Transport (cont), Sensing Methodologies

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/988

  14. Lecture 2: Essentials of Microbiology, Introduction to Microfluidics

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/987

  15. Lecture 1: Introduction, Device Fabrication Methods, DNA and Proteins

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/986

  16. Single Electron Switching with Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Applications in Ion Channel Transport

    01 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Blick

    Taking classes in physics always starts with Newtonian mechanics. In reducing the size of the objects considered however the transition into the quantum mechanical regime has to occur. The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/173

  17. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: At the Crossroads of Biology, Engineering, and Computation

    08 Oct 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shankar Subramaniam

    Traditional biological research has relied on a "deconstructive" mode where piece-wise analysis of the components of complex systems was carried out in detail. The genome projects have spurred the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/171

  18. Construction of an Imitating Nano-motor Driven by Six ATP-binding RNAs of Bacterial Virus phi29

    02 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peixuan Guo

    A switchable imitating DNA-packaging motor was constructed in the laboratory. The motor is driven by six synthetic ATP-binding pRNA (packaging RNA) molecules that bind to the connector and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/174

  19. Computational Prototyping Tools For Biological Applications

    03 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jacob White

    Computational tools are playing a rapidly expanding role in biology, both for engineering design and in exploratory science. The main reason is that the dramatic improvements in the measurement...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/175

  20. Multiscale Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer-Based Nanocomposites

    25 Mar 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Catalin Picu

    Polymers filled with nanoscale fillers (carbon nanotubes or nanoparticles) exhibit enhanced properties compared with the neat polymer and with the polymer filled with micron-sized fillers at same...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/158

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