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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Charles Taylor Patrick Gillespie

    Mr. Charles Taylor Patrick Gillespie is currently pursuing a LL.M. in Intellectual Property at Santa Clara University School of Law and focusing on Nanotechnology and the Law. He graduated from...

    http://nanohub.org/members/33082

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. NCN Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

    NEMS is an integration of mechanical, electrical, fluidic, optical, chemical, biological and other components. We often think of this integration as occurring on a chip, but...

    http://nanohub.org/wiki/NCNNanoElectro-MechanicalSystems

  16. 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

  17. NCN NEMS: Simulation Tools for Education and Research

    19 Jun 2008 | Series

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4754

  18. 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

  19. High-Aspect-Ratio Micromachining of Titanium: Enabling New Functionality and Opportunity in Micromechanical Systems Through Greater Materials Selection

    18 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Masa Rao

    Traditionally, materials selection has been limited in high-aspect-ratio micromechanical applications, due primarily to the predominance of microfabrication processes and infrastructure dedicated...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4743

  20. BNC Annual Research Review: An Introduction to PRISM and MEMS Simulation

    04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jayathi Murthy

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4717

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