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Nanomechanical Systems: Applications in Biotechnology

  • Michael Roukes
Conference paper

Abstract

Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) offer important new prospects for ultrasensitive chemical and biological measurements. In my talk I will describe two specific applications of NEMS that we are pursuing: vacuum-based mass spectrometry and fluid-based chemical force assays. In both of these arenas ultraminiature mechanical devices offer intriguing new functionality the single-molecule limit.

Keywords

Nanoelectromechanical System Nanomechanical Resonator Force Sensitivity Single Hydrogen Bond High Fundamental Frequency 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Roukes
    • 1
  1. 1.Condensed Matter PhysicsPasadenaUSA

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