Special Issue "Nanomechanical Sensors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Micro- and nanomechanical systems are of interest from both fundamental and technological standpoints. The understanding and control of composition, nanostructure, and interface properties is important for the development of nanostructured materials. Furthermore, mechanical resonators and static cantilever have been demonstrated to be highly promising platforms for the detection of small forces and target analytes. Mesoscopic dimensions and high-frequency operation also open up fascinating possibilities for sensitive studies of extrinsic processes such as surface and near-surface effects, and of other fundamental phenomena such as coupling with lattice vibrations and interaction with electromagnetic fields. This special issue will cover all topics relevant to the science, technology and applications of nanomechanical systems. Topics of interest include, but not limited to, modeling of nanomechanical and resonant behavior, materials development and fabrication techniques, novel transduction approaches, understanding and applications of nanooptomechanical, nanoelectromechanical and nanomagnetomechanical phenomena, as well as applications to sensing platforms operating in both the static and resonant regime.
Dr. Stephane Evoy
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