Tags: nano electro-mechanical systems

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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. Nanoscale Thermodynamics

    13 Dec 2006 | | 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 small system equilibrium. Nanothermodynamics was established in the early 60’s, but has recently been...

  2. REBO

    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

  3. naitbouda abdelyamine

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

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  4. Micelle

    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.

  5. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    04 Apr 2006 | | 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. Despite the importance of phonons, rigorous understanding and inclusion of phonon dynamics in...

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

    03 Aug 2006 | | 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 monolayer can change significant electrical and physiochemical properties of a biological device....

  7. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 |

    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 while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the...

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

    28 Jun 2006 | | 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 right. Despite the common use of these terms in the literature, the fluid behavior at these small...

  9. SEST

    16 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: , Zhi Tang, huijuan zhao, Narayan Aluru

    Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon

  10. CGTB

    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

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

    02 Apr 2006 | | 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 will be talked. Then the bond order potentials which are capable to predict bond breaking and new...

  12. Establishing a Nanotechnology Business

    24 Apr 2006 |

    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, the right pool of skills, correct timing, and adequate funding. Developers of a nanotechnology...

  13. First Principles-Based Modeling of materials: Towards Computational Materials Design

    20 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan

    Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with accurate, first principles-based interatomic potentials is a powerful tool to uncover and characterize the molecular-level mechanisms that govern the chemical, mechanical and optical properties of materials. Such fundamental understanding is critical to...

  14. CENEMS

    20 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: , Narayan Aluru

    Computes the surface charge density distribution on the surface of the conductors in a multiconductor system

  15. EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective

    11 Apr 2006 |

    Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state ofthe semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with aspecial focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design tools andthe economics of the industry.

  16. Introduction to the CENEMS Simulation Tool (Learning Module)

    15 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: , Narayan Aluru

    This learning module is an introduction to the CENEMS simulation tool. Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) often contains multiple nanoscale conductors. CENEMS is a user-friendly 2-D classical electrostatic analysis tool that computes the charge density distribution on the surface of the...

  17. Molecular Dynamics Studies of Gaseous Transport

    05 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Ki-Ho Lee, Jason, Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have generated a great deal of interest due to their unique properties. In this study, we examine the transport properties of various nanotubes using REBO-MD to determine the effects of diameter and chirality on transport mode. Both oxygen and methane were diffused...

  18. Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

    04 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Suresh V. Garimella

    Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies for this application area are discussed, with specific examples including a novel micromechanical...

  19. Tribological Properties of Carbon Nanotube Bundles

    03 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The tribological properties of carbon nanotube(CNT) bundles are investigated in this research using classical molecular dynamics(MD) simulations. Bundle of hollow single walled CNT or CNT filled with C60 is placed between two hydrogen-terminated amorphous diamond-like carbon(DLC) substrates. The...

  20. The Effect of Temperature Control on the Mechanical Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes

    29 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: SeongJun Heo, Susan Sinnott

    The effect of thermostat configurations on the mechanical behavior of empty and butane (n-C4H10) filled (10,10) carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is examined using classical, atomistic, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations. In particular, the influence of different types of thermostats, relative numbers of...