School Seminars and Colloquia

Colloquium: The Mechanics of Nanoscale Devices


by Professor John Sader

Institution: The University of Melbourne
Date: Tue 24th March 2009
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Bldg, The Uni of Melb

Abstract: Nanomechanical sensors are often used to measure environmental
changes with extreme sensitivity. Controlling the effects of surfaces and fluid
dissipation presents significant challenges to achieving the ultimate sensitivity
in these devices. In this talk, I will give an overview of theoretical/experimental
work we are undertaking to explore the underlying physical processes in
these systems. The talk will be general and aimed at introducing some recent
developments in the field of nanomechanical sensors.

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