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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.

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  1. Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport in Semi-Conduction and Dielectrics

    08 Apr 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy

    In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the sub-micron scale. Applications have included the thermal performance of microelectronic devices,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/116

  2. System Approach to Control Cells

    08 Apr 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Chih-Ming Ho

    Nature has evolved extremely intelligent and complex adaptive systems for driving the processes of everyday life. For example, a cell fuses genetic processes with nanoscale sensors and actuators...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/114

  3. Thermal Conductance of solid-Solid and Solid-Liquid Interfaces

    08 Apr 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): David G. Cahill

    The thermal conductance of interfaces is a key factor in controlling thermal conduction in nanostructured materials, composites, and individual nanostructures. We have recently advanced the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/113

  4. Unraveling the Behavior of Liquids at the Nanoscale

    08 Apr 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Haim H. Bau

    To better understand the transport of simple and complex liquids under extreme confinement conditions, our research group is conducting fluid flow experiments in conduits consisting of carbon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/112

  5. Nanotechnology-Enabled Direct Energy Conversion

    25 Mar 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Chen

    Energy transport in nanostructures differs significantly from macrostructures because of classical and quantum size effects on energy carriers such as on phonons, electrons, photons, and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/184

  6. Self-Heating and Scaling of Silicon Nano-Transistors

    05 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop

    The most often cited technological roadblock of nanoscale electronics is the "power problem," i.e. power densities and device temperatures reaching levels that will prevent their reliable...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/168

  7. Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/102

  8. Lecture 4: Sensing Methodologies (cont), Integrated BioMEMS and Nanodevices

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/989

  9. Lecture 3: Microfluidic Transport (cont), Sensing Methodologies

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/988

  10. Lecture 2: Essentials of Microbiology, Introduction to Microfluidics

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/987

  11. Lecture 1: Introduction, Device Fabrication Methods, DNA and Proteins

    07 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    http://nanohub.org/resources/986

  12. NEMS Workshop

    08 Apr 2005 | Workshops

    The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) held a workshop entitled Challenges and Opportunities in the Development of Nanoelectromechanical Systems on April, 8, 2005. The workshop was...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/139

  13. Single Electron Switching with Nano-Electromechanical Systems and Applications in Ion Channel Transport

    01 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Blick

    Taking classes in physics always starts with Newtonian mechanics. In reducing the size of the objects considered however the transition into the quantum mechanical regime has to occur. The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/173

  14. Bioinformatics and Systems Biology: At the Crossroads of Biology, Engineering, and Computation

    08 Oct 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shankar Subramaniam

    Traditional biological research has relied on a "deconstructive" mode where piece-wise analysis of the components of complex systems was carried out in detail. The genome projects have spurred the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/171

  15. Computational Prototyping Tools For Biological Applications

    03 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jacob White

    Computational tools are playing a rapidly expanding role in biology, both for engineering design and in exploratory science. The main reason is that the dramatic improvements in the measurement...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/175

  16. Construction of an Imitating Nano-motor Driven by Six ATP-binding RNAs of Bacterial Virus phi29

    02 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peixuan Guo

    A switchable imitating DNA-packaging motor was constructed in the laboratory. The motor is driven by six synthetic ATP-binding pRNA (packaging RNA) molecules that bind to the connector and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/174

  17. Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series

    25 Aug 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/101

  18. Multiscale Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer-Based Nanocomposites

    25 Mar 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Catalin Picu

    Polymers filled with nanoscale fillers (carbon nanotubes or nanoparticles) exhibit enhanced properties compared with the neat polymer and with the polymer filled with micron-sized fillers at same...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/158

  19. BioMEMS and Bionano Devices for Bio/Medicine

    26 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir

    BioMEMS and Bionano Devices for Bio/Medicine

    http://nanohub.org/resources/871

  20. 2004 Linking Bio and Nano Symposium

    26 Jul 2004 | Workshops

    Explore ways universities can work together in Bio-NanoTechnology. Discover research opportunities in this emerging area. Network with professionals and researchers who share common interests....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/135

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