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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Atomistic Green\'s Function Method 1-D Atomic Chain Simulation

    16 Apr 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zhen Huang, Wei Zhang, Timothy S Fisher, Sridhar Sadasivam

    Calculation of Thermal Conductance of an Atomic Chain

    http://nanohub.org/resources/greentherm

  8. VEDA: Dynamic Approach Curves

    15 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Melcher, Shuiqing Hu, Steven Douglas Johnson, Daniel Kiracofe, Arvind Raman

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/dynamicafm

  9. REBO

    24 Jul 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Wen-Dung Hsu, SeongJun Heo, Jing Xu, Susan Sinnott

    ???

    http://nanohub.org/resources/rebomd

  10. Micelle

    24 Jul 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kunal Shah, Patrick Chiu, Jing Xu, Susan Sinnott

    Parallel Molecular Dynamics (MD) code that models surfactant structures in water and at liquid/solid interfaces.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/micelle

  11. SEST

    16 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Zhi Tang, Huijuan Zhao, Narayan Aluru

    Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon

    http://nanohub.org/resources/sest

  12. CGTB

    15 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Yang Xu, Narayan Aluru

    Compute the charge density distribution and potential variation inside a MOS structure by using a coarse-grained tight binding model

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cgtb

  13. CENEMS

    20 Apr 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Narayan Aluru

    Compute surface charge density on the surface of the conductors in a multi-conductor system

    http://nanohub.org/resources/cenems

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