Latest Nanoelectromechanical systems Stories
Researchers at TU Delft have succeeded in measuring the influence of a single electron on a vibrating carbon nanotube. This research can be important for work such as the development of ultra-small measuring instruments.
Since its discovery just a few years ago, graphene has climbed to the top of the heap of new super-materials poised to transform the electronics and nanotechnology landscape.
The unique properties of thin layers of graphiteâ€”known as grapheneâ€”make the material attractive for a wide range of potential electronic devices.
Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices have the potential to revolutionize the world of sensors: motion, chemical, temperature, etc.
The creation of large-area graphene using copper may enable the manufacture of new graphene-based devices that meet the scaling requirements of the semiconductor industry, leading to faster computers and electronics.
As researchers push towards detection of single molecules, single electron spins and the smallest amounts of mass and movement, Yale researchers have demonstrated silicon-based nanocantilevers, smaller than the wavelength of light, that operate on photonic principles eliminating the need for electric transducers and expensive laser setups.
The motor functions as a nanotransporter by moving and rotating cargo from one end of the carbon nanotube to the other
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have combined the world's hardest known material â€“ diamond â€“ with the world's strongest structural form â€“ carbon nanotubes. This new process for â€œgrowingâ€ diamond and carbon nanotubes together opens the way for its use in a number of energy-related applications.
Since the invention of the atomic force microscope (AFM) in 1986 by Nobel laureate Gerd Binnig, the tool has been employed to advance the science of materials in many ways, from nanopatterning (dip-pen nanolithography) to the imaging of surfaces and nano-objects such as carbon nanotubes, DNA, proteins and cells. In all these applications, the quality and integrity of the tip used to obtain the images or interrogate materials is paramount.
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