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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.

Resources (1-20 of 124)

  1. Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors

    16 Jan 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani

    Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/straincalc

  2. In Search of a Better MEMS-Switch: An Elementary theory of how nanostructured dielectrics may soften landing, increase travel range, and decrease energy dissipation

    06 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam

    In this talk, I will discuss an elementary theory of the role of nanostructured electrodes in addressing some of the challenges from a fundamentally different perspective. The goal is to start a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13899

  3. Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Deconvolving Stiffness in MEMS Pedestal Cell Mass Measurements

    05 Dec 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Elise Corbin

    The complex relationships between a cell's behavior and the physical properties of both itself and its environment have long been of interest. Specifically, the understanding the mechanisms...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12445

  4. Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 12: Multiscale Analysis of Silicon NEMS

    02 May 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Narayan Aluru

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10683

  5. 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

  6. Carbon Nanotube Relay

    01 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang

    CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cntrelay

  7. Peanuts vs. Pyramids: Two Perspectives on MEMS

    29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen D. Senturia

    MEMS, the acronym for Micro-electromechanical Systems, also known simply as “Micro-systems,” come in two main types: commodity products (the peanuts) and MEMS-enabled products (the pyramids, or,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/7868

  8. Molecular Sensors for MEMS

    10 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John P. Sullivan

    This seminar will cover the issues involved in using molecular sensors in MEMS and their application to microchannels, supersonic micronozzles, microjet impingement, microturbines and unsteady...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/7998

  9. VEDA: Amplitude Modulated Scanning

    20 Oct 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Melcher, Shuiqing Hu, Arvind Raman, Steven Douglas Johnson, Daniel Kiracofe

    This tool is being replaced by VEDA 2.0. Use that tool instead.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/vedaams

  10. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies

    08 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bharat Bhushan

    Fundamental nanotribological studies provide insight to molecular origins of interfacial phenomena including adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication. Friction and wear of lightly loaded...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6573

  11. The Challenges of Micro-System Product Development

    05 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James J. Allen

    This talk will discuss the historical development of micro‐system technology, the products that have been developed and the challenges to development of a reliable product.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/6848

  12. Experiences with nonintrusive polynomial Chaos and stochastic collocation methods for uncertainty analysis and design

    13 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael S. Eldred

    Non—intrusive polynomial chaos expansion (PCE) and stochastic collocation (SC) methods are attractive techniques for uncertainty quantification due to their abilities to produce functional...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5910

  13. SUGARCube - Netlist Input Tool

    15 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark

    Simulate the user input netlist by SUGAR2.0

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sugarnl

  14. MEMS Resonator - Tang

    04 Jan 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark

    Parametric Tang's Comb-Drive Modeling and Simulation

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sugartangcd

  15. PRISM Seminar Series

    05 Nov 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy, Alejandro Strachan

    Welcome to the PRISM Seminar Series. PRIMS: NNSA Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems, is a university center funded by the Department of Energy's...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5699

  16. Gas Damping of Microcantilevers at Low Ambient Pressures

    03 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rahul Anil Bidkar

    This seminar will present a theoretical model for predicting the gas damping of long, rectangular silicon microcantilevers, which are oscillating in an unbounded gaseous medium with the ambient...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/5683

  17. SUGARCube - Cantilever

    01 May 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Fengyuan Li, Brandon Patterson, Jason Clark, yi zeng

    Cantilever modeling and simulation with different loads

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sugar

  18. Micro-fabricated Biosensors for Cardiac Diagnostics

    30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): V.Ramgopal Rao

    In this talk the current status of an ongoing effort in the Electrical Engineering Department at IIT Bombay on the development of an integrated systems to provide point-of-care diagnostic support...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4815

  19. NCN NEMS: Tutorials

    19 Jun 2008 | Series

    From among the many tutorial lectures available on the nanoHUB, we list a few that convey new approaches to the development of new kinds of nano-electro-mechanical systems and devices.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4752

  20. NCN NEMS: Research Seminars

    19 Jun 2008 | Series

    Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new NEMS device possiblities.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4753

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