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. Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics

    12 Oct 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have interesting, structure-dependent electronic properties. In particular, CNTs can be a metallic or semiconducting depending on the way in which the carbon atoms are...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/231

  2. Introduction to Molecular Conduction

    21 Jul 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Ferdows Zahid, Magnus Paulsson, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta

    A scanning probe microscope brushes the tips of molecules rising up from a gold substrate. After making contact, the probe measures a very strange current-voltage relationship--linear portions...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/8

  3. Introduction to the CENEMS Simulation Tool

    10 Apr 2006 | Series | Contributor(s): Gang Li, 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/1054

  4. Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series

    13 Sep 2004 | Series

    Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/101

  5. Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series

    22 Feb 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)

    Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/102

  6. 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.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/4753

  7. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/4754

  8. 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.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/4752

  9. 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...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/5699