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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.
Atomistic Green's Function Method 1-D Atomic Chain Simulation
16 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Zhen Huang, Wei Zhang, Timothy S Fisher, Sridhar Sadasivam
Calculation of Thermal Conductance of an Atomic Chain
Carbon Nanotube Relay
01 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang
CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications
20 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Gang Li, Narayan Aluru
Computes the surface charge density distribution on the surface of the conductors in a multiconductor system
15 Jun 2006 | | 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
MEMS Resonator - Tang
04 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark
Parametric Tang's Comb-Drive Modeling and Simulation
24 Jul 2006 | | 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.
24 Jul 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Wen-Dung Hsu, SeongJun Heo, jing xu, Susan Sinnott
Reactive Empirical Bond-Order (REBO) potential is a many-body expression optimized for modeling covalently bonded materials, such as carbon and silicon, in large-scale atomistic simulations
16 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Gang Li, Zhi Tang, huijuan zhao, Narayan Aluru
Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon
SUGARCube - Cantilever
01 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Brandon Patterson, Jason Clark, yi zeng
Cantilever modeling and simulation with different loads
SUGARCube - Netlist Input Tool
15 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark
Simulate the user input netlist by SUGAR2.0
18 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jason Clark, Quincy Clark
CAD for MEMS via systems of compact models. This commercial tool is published by Sugarcube Systems, which requires a registration fee to use. The nanoHUB does not receive revenue or assume liability for the use of this tool.
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
16 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Teherani
Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.
VEDA: Amplitude Modulated Scanning
20 Oct 2009 | | 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.
VEDA: Dynamic Approach Curves
15 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: John Melcher, Shuiqing Hu, Steven Douglas Johnson, Daniel Kiracofe, Arvind Raman