MEMS

Powerful nanoengine built from coated nanoparticles

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:37+00:00 June 5th, 2016|Artificial Molecular Machines, Investment/Entrepreneuring, MEMS, Nano, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

A nanoengine 100 times more powerful than known nanomotors and muscles was demonstrated using the aggregation and dispersal of gold nanoparticles coated with a polymer that undergoes a rapid transition from hydrophobic to hydrophilic.

Conference video: Regenesis: Bionano

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:48+00:00 June 9th, 2015|About Foresight, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Foresight News Articles, Future Medicine, Investment/Entrepreneuring, Meetings & Conferences, MEMS, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

At the 2013 Conference George Church presented an overview of his work in developing applications of atomically precise nanotechnology intended for commercialization, from data storage to medical nanorobots to genomic sequencing to genomic engineering to mapping individual neuronal functioning in whole brains.

Small, fast, electrically-driven nanomotors

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:51+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Artificial Molecular Machines, Computational nanotechnology, MEMS, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Bulk nanoscale technologies were used to create three-segment nanowires of gold and nickel, and magnetic bearings of gold, nickel, and chromium. Combinations of DC and AC electric fields were used to assemble nanomotors that can spin at speeds up to 18,000r.p.m., and for up to 15 hours.

Piezoelectric monolayer joins toolkit for nanomanipulation

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:52+00:00 January 8th, 2015|MEMS, Nano, Nanodot, Nanotechnology, Research|

To measure in-plane piezoelectric stress, an MoS2 film was suspended on HSQ posts and clamped by two Au electrodes. When the film was indented with a scanning AFM probe, the induced stress changed the load on the cantilever, which was observed by the deflection of a laser beam. Credit: Berkeley Lab

Physicists suppress ‘stiction’ force that bedevils microscale machinery

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:59+00:00 April 19th, 2014|Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Feynman Path, MEMS, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Research, Roadmaps|

A possible top-down path to atomically precise manufacturing that passes through microscale machinery might be rendered easier because of recent progress in suppressing the Casimir force, which contributes to the 'stiction' problem often encountered with microelectromechanical systems.

Will piezoelectric graphene provide options for nanoscale manipulation?

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:25+00:00 April 25th, 2012|Computational nanotechnology, MEMS, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Calculations using density functional theory have demonstrated that graphene can be made piezoelectric by adsorbing atoms or molecules on one surface, or by adsorbing different atoms or molecules on each surface.

Fast nanoscale 3D-printing (link to video)

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:26+00:00 April 12th, 2012|MEMS, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology|

A new two-photon polymerization process enables fast printing of arbitrarily complex three dimensional objects with 100-nanometer resolution.

Carbon nanotube muscles could propel future medical nanorobots (video)

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:31+00:00 October 31st, 2011|Bionanotechnology, Future Medicine, MEMS, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Research|

Yarn woven from carbon nanotubes provides a thousand times more rotation than is obtained from other artificial muscles, and could be made into motors to provide propulsion for micrometer-sized medical nanorobots.