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 to silicon. While silicon has proven to be an excellent material for many of these applications, no...
CAD of MEMS & NEMS: State of the Art & Future Challenges
24 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andreas Cangellaris
Computer aided design environments are very mature and used extensively for the design of every integrated electronical component that is commercially available to all of us. This presentation reviews recent developments in taking that framework and making it pertinent to the design of systems...
SPMW Nonlinear dynamics in AFM - chaos and parametric resonance
05 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
The field of nonlinear dynamics deals with mathematical techniques to study the nonlinear equations that serve as models of physical systems. The benefits of using nonlinear dynamics concepts to interpret and predict probe oscillations in dynamic AFM  are becoming increasingly clear....
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 advantageous applications. However, to date, only few CNT based applications exist in the market place. So when...
Fine Tuning Microcantilever Vibrations for Ultrasensitive Analyte Mass Detection
27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
Microcantilever based biochemical sensing has shown tremendous promise for ultrasenstive detection in both liquid and ambient conditions. However improving the sensitivity, reliability and robustness of these sensors so they can achieve their potential needs substantial efforts in (a) chemical...
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 and mathematical modeling of basic biochemical and biological processes is making it possible to...