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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.

Resources (21-40 of 124)

  1. Selective Silicon Epitaxy Seen at the Nanometer Scale

    14 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Matthew Mark Sztelle

    The presenter introduces NEMS (nanoelectromechanical systems) and STM (Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and continues to present material on Selective Silicon Epitaxy seen at the Nanometer...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2810

  2. Piezoelectric Transducers: Strain Sensing and Energy Harvesting (and Frequency Tuning)

    15 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Toshikazu Nishida

    Acoustic pressure or mechanical force sensing via piezoelectric coupling is closely related to the harvesting of electrical energy from acoustical and mechanical energy sources. In this...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2575

  3. Nanotechnology: Considerations for Facility Design

    21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Weaver

    The growing area of study broadly termed nanotechnology provides a new set of challenges to the facility designer. While evolutionary changes in the quality of clean spaces occur, it is the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2684

  4. SUGAR: the SPICE for MEMS

    21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Clark

    In this seminar, I present some design, modeling, and simulation features of a computer aided engineering tool for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) called SUGAR. For experimental...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2735

  5. Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials

    15 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects of nanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example, recent work has shown that the electric field...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2710

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Atomistic Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Materials

    16 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2558

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

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2555

  14. 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

  15. RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures

    02 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

  16. Nanoscale Thermodynamics

    13 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

  17. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    04 Apr 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

    03 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

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