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Mechanical Computation, Redux?

Roukes, M. L. (2004) Mechanical Computation, Redux? In: IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting 2004: IEDM technical digest. IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 539-542. ISBN 0-7803-8684-1 .

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Nanoscale mechanical devices offer the prospect of signal processing, computation, and sensing – at microwave frequencies, sub-nanosecond time scales, and with unprecedented sensitivity and consumption of extremely small amounts of power. In this brief paper I will review the current state-of-the art of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) – with respect to both the underlying fundamental science, and realized (or realizable) applications. The paper concludes with my speculations regarding the future role of nanomechanics in computation, in the context of the rich and rather surprising history of (macroscale) mechanically-based logic.

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Additional Information:© 2004 IEEE. Issue Date: 13-15 Dec. 2004. Date of Current Version: 25 April 2005.
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Official Citation:Roukes, M.L.; , "Mechanical compution, redux? [Nanoelectromechanical systems]," Electron Devices Meeting, 2004. IEDM Technical Digest. IEEE International , vol., no., pp. 539- 542, 13-15 Dec. 2004 doi: 10.1109/IEDM.2004.1419213 URL:
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