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.

Workshops (1-5 of 5)

  1. 2004 Computational Materials Science Summer School

    29 Aug 2005 | Workshops

    This short course will explore a range of computational approaches relevant for nanotechnology.

    https://nanohub.org/resources/406

  2. 2004 Linking Bio and Nano Symposium

    21 Jul 2004 | Workshops

    Explore ways universities can work together in Bio-NanoTechnology. Discover research opportunities in this emerging area. Network with professionals and researchers who share common interests....

    https://nanohub.org/resources/135

  3. 2005 Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop

    25 May 2005 | Workshops

    This is the 3rd in a series of annual workshops on Molecular Conduction. The prior workshops have been at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (2003) and Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/140

  4. NEMS Workshop

    28 Dec 2004 | Workshops

    The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) held a workshop entitled Challenges and Opportunities in the Development of Nanoelectromechanical Systems on April, 8, 2005. The workshop was...

    https://nanohub.org/resources/139

  5. SURI 2003 Conference

    21 Apr 2004 | Workshops

    2003 SURI Conference Proceedings

    https://nanohub.org/resources/134