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

    09 Apr 2007 | 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/2590

  2. Fouling Mechanisms in Y-shaped Carbon Nanotubes

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Myers, SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    In the modern pharmaceutical and chemical industries, solutions of extremely high purity are needed. Current filtration methods are reaching the limits of their abilities, so new filters must be...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2582

  3. MSE 376 Lecture 19: Nanoelectromechanical Systems, part 2

    31 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2558

  4. MSE 376 Lecture 18: Nanoelectromechanical Systems, part 1

    31 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2555

  5. 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

  6. Nanonewton Podcasts at MIT

    06 Mar 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Jeremy Brittan

    Listen to podcast discussions with scientists and MIT students in the field of Nanomechanics in conjunction with the Spring 2007 MIT undergraduate engineering course: 3.052 Nanomechanics of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2438

  7. Highly Efficient Thermal Transport: The Application of Carbon Nanotube Array Interfaces

    01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Baratunde A. Cola

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received much attention in recent years for their extraordinary properties that through careful engineering may be leverage for the development of numerous...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2317

  8. RF MEMS: Passive Components and Architectures

    02 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

    This seminar is an introduction to the MEMS technology as it applies to RF and Microwave systems. Besides discussing several key RF MEMS components (switches, varactors, inductors),...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2141

  9. Nanoscale Thermodynamics

    13 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Enriquez

    This is the fifth contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006. This introduces nanothermodynamics, the study of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2106

  10. REBO

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

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    http://nanohub.org/resources/rebomd

  11. naitbouda abdelyamine

    process engineer in plasma etch processuse molecular dynamics simulation for exploring nanotechnology world

    http://nanohub.org/members/16219

  12. 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

  13. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher

    Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1186

  14. Chemical Modification of GaAs with TAT Peptide and Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayers

    03 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hamsa Jaganathan

    The use of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on semiconductors creates a basis for the design and creation of bioelectronics, such as biosensors. The interface between the surface and an organic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1670

  15. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  16. What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics

    28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Wereley

    Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1604

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Molecular Dynamics Simulations with the Second-Generation Reactive Empirical Bond Order (REBO) Potential

    02 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wen-Dung Hsu, Susan Sinnott

    In this presentation, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation will be introduced first. The applications of MD simulation, the procedure of MD simulation and some speed-up methods in MD simulation...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1165

  20. Establishing a Nanotechnology Business

    24 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Coy

    There are several fundamental needs to consider when transitioning nanotechnology discovery into a business and, ultimately, the marketplace. These needs include steady cash flow, market focus,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1247

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