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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. 2009 GEM4 Summer School - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Lecture 5: Mechanics insights into the pathophysiology of human disease; Microfluidics approaches to studying human diseases

    20 Jul 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Chwee Teck Lim

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8929

  2. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1021

  3. 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

  4. An Experimentalists’ Perspective

    19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3628

  5. Atomic Force Microscopy

    01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/520

  6. 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

  7. Bending Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

    21 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The effect of filling carbon nanotubes on the mechanical, especially bending, behavior of empty and filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1106

  8. 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

  9. BioMEMS and Bionano Devices for Bio/Medicine

    26 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    BioMEMS and Bionano Devices for Bio/Medicine

    http://nanohub.org/resources/871

  10. BNC Annual Research Review: An Introduction to PRISM and MEMS Simulation

    04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy

    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/4717

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. BNC Research Review: The Birck Nanotechnology Center-Progress, Opportunitiees, and Challenges

    04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    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/4707

  14. 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

  15. Computational Methods for NEMS

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

    Computational Methods for NEMS

    http://nanohub.org/resources/407

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rich Goldman

    Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state of the semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with a special focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1220

  19. 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

  20. Engineering the Fiber-Matrix Interface in Carbon Nanotube Composites

    23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sharon K. Pregler, Yanhong Hu, Susan Sinnott

    Particle depositions on polymer and carbon substrates to induce surface chemical modification are a growing research topic in particle-surface interactions due to localized deposition energy...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1113

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