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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.
BioMEMS and Bionano Devices for Bio/Medicine
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26 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir
Quantum Electromechanical Systems: Are we there yet?
05 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrew Cleland
Electrons moving in a conductor can transfer momentum to the lattice via collisions with impurities and boundaries, giving rise to a fluctuating mechanical stress tensor. Driving electrons out of …
Nanoelectronics/Mechanics With Carbon Nanotubes
26 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ji-Yong Park
In this talk, I will present efforts to understand electrical/mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by combining electric transport measurements and the scanning probe microscopy.
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