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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies

    08 Jun 2009 | | 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 micro/nano components are highly dependent on the surface interactions (few atomic layers). Nanotribological...

  3. The Challenges of Micro-System Product Development

    05 Jun 2009 | | 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.

  4. Experiences with nonintrusive polynomial Chaos and stochastic collocation methods for uncertainty analysis and design

    13 Mar 2009 | | 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 representations of stochastic variability and to achieve exponential convergence rates in statistics of...

  5. SUGARCube - Netlist Input Tool

    15 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark

    Simulate the user input netlist by SUGAR2.0

  6. MEMS Resonator - Tang

    04 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Jason Clark

    Parametric Tang's Comb-Drive Modeling and Simulation

  7. 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 the...

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  8. PRISM Seminar Series

    05 Nov 2008 | | 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 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) under their Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC)...

  9. Gas Damping of Microcantilevers at Low Ambient Pressures

    03 Nov 2008 | | 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 pressures varying over 5 orders of magnitude (1000 > Kn > 0.03). The work is the result of a...

  10. SUGARCube - Cantilever

    01 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Fengyuan Li, Brandon Patterson, Jason Clark, yi zeng

    Cantilever modeling and simulation with different loads

  11. Micro-fabricated Biosensors for Cardiac Diagnostics

    30 Jul 2008 | | 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 for cardiovascular diseases will be presented. The system under development monitors the molecular...

  12. 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 self-sensing/actuating...

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

  13. NCN NEMS: Research Seminars

    19 Jun 2008 |

    Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new NEMS device possiblities.

  14. NCN NEMS: Simulation Tools for Education and Research

    19 Jun 2008 |

    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 for research.

  15. NCN NEMS: Tutorials

    19 Jun 2008 |

    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.

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

    18 Jun 2008 | | 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 to silicon. While silicon has proven to be an excellent material for many of these applications, no...

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

    04 Jun 2008 | | 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 upcoming year.

  18. BNC Research Review: The Birck Nanotechnology Center-Progress, Opportunitiees, and Challenges

    04 Jun 2008 |

    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 upcoming year.

  19. Tutorial for NanogromacsSenior

    28 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dairui Chen

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