School Seminars and Colloquia

The Mechanics of Nanoscale Devices


by John Elie Sader

Institution: The University of Melbourne, Dept of Maths and Stats
Date: Fri 12th September 2008
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Theatre 1, ICT Bldg (Rm:G06-Flr:G, 111 Barry Street, Carlton)

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.

For More Information: Contact; Konstantin Borovkov