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Title: Viscoelastic coupling of nanoelectromechanical resonators.

Abstract

This report summarizes work to date on a new collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to utilize nanoelectromechanical resonators designed at Caltech as platforms to measure the mechanical properties of polymeric materials at length scales on the order of 10-50 nm. Caltech has succeeded in reproducibly building cantilever resonators having major dimensions on the order of 2-5 microns. These devices are fabricated in pairs, with free ends separated by reproducible gaps having dimensions on the order of 10-50 nm. By controlled placement of materials that bridge the very small gap between resonators, the mechanical devices become coupled through the test material, and the transmission of energy between the devices can be monitored. This should allow for measurements of viscoelastic properties of polymeric materials at high frequency over short distances. Our work to date has been directed toward establishing this measurement capability at Sandia.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
993930
Report Number(s):
SAND2009-6004
TRN: US201101%%127
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; NANOSTRUCTURES; POLYMERS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; RESONATORS; ELECTROMECHANICS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MINIATURIZATION; VISCOSITY; ELASTICITY

Citation Formats

Simonson, Robert Joseph, and Staton, Alan W. Viscoelastic coupling of nanoelectromechanical resonators.. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/993930.
Simonson, Robert Joseph, & Staton, Alan W. Viscoelastic coupling of nanoelectromechanical resonators.. United States. doi:10.2172/993930.
Simonson, Robert Joseph, and Staton, Alan W. Tue . "Viscoelastic coupling of nanoelectromechanical resonators.". United States. doi:10.2172/993930. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/993930.
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title = {Viscoelastic coupling of nanoelectromechanical resonators.},
author = {Simonson, Robert Joseph and Staton, Alan W.},
abstractNote = {This report summarizes work to date on a new collaboration between Sandia National Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) to utilize nanoelectromechanical resonators designed at Caltech as platforms to measure the mechanical properties of polymeric materials at length scales on the order of 10-50 nm. Caltech has succeeded in reproducibly building cantilever resonators having major dimensions on the order of 2-5 microns. These devices are fabricated in pairs, with free ends separated by reproducible gaps having dimensions on the order of 10-50 nm. By controlled placement of materials that bridge the very small gap between resonators, the mechanical devices become coupled through the test material, and the transmission of energy between the devices can be monitored. This should allow for measurements of viscoelastic properties of polymeric materials at high frequency over short distances. Our work to date has been directed toward establishing this measurement capability at Sandia.},
doi = {10.2172/993930},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2009},
month = {Tue Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2009}
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