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Dynamic range of nanotube- and nanowire-based electromechanical systems

Postma, H. W. Ch. and Kozinsky, I. and Husain, A. and Roukes, M. L. (2005) Dynamic range of nanotube- and nanowire-based electromechanical systems. Applied Physics Letters, 86 (22). Art. No. 223105. ISSN 0003-6951. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:POSapl05

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Abstract

Nanomechanical resonators with high aspect ratio, such as nanotubes and nanowires are of interest due to their expected high sensitivity. However, a strongly nonlinear response combined with a high thermomechanical noise level limits the useful linear dynamic range of this type of device. We derive the equations governing this behavior and find a strong dependence [[proportional]dsqrt((d/L)[sup 5])] of the dynamic range on aspect ratio.


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Additional Information:©2005 American Institute of Physics (Received 17 January 2005; accepted 1 April 2005; published online 25 May 2005) The authors acknowledge support from DARPA/MTO (SPAWAR) under Grant No. N66001-02-1-8914. We thank I. Bargatin, E. Myers, O. Kogan, X. L. Feng, and M. C. Cross for useful discussions. Comment on "Dynamic range of nanotube- and nanowire-based electromechanical systems" [Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 223105 (2005)]. Christoph Stampfer et al. Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 036101 (2006)
Subject Keywords:nanotubes; nanowires; micromechanical resonators; nanotechnology
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