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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.
PRISM Seminar Series
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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...
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.
NCN NEMS: Research Seminars
Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new NEMS device possiblities.
NCN NEMS: Simulation Tools for Education and Research
Many simulation tools are available on the nanoHUB. The tools have been well-tested and here include supporting materials so that they can be effectively used for education or intelligently used...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
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22 Feb 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is...
Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series
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13 Sep 2004 | Series
Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the...