Tags: nano electro-mechanical systems


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.

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  1. Double-Clamped Silicon NEMS Resonators Model

    22 Feb 2016 | Compact Models | Contributor(s):

    By Yanfei Shen1, Scott Calvert1, Jeffrey F. Rhoads1, Saeed Mohammadi1

    Purdue University

    This model is built for a silicon-based, double-clamped (source and drain), double-gate beam. The model takes into account capacitive modulation with the two gates, piezoresistive modulation...