Ultra-sensitive nanomechanics at room temperature: Novel techniques, challenges and perspectives
September 12th, 2019 Pierre Verlot The University of Nottingham

Nanomechanical transducers are mechanical resonators with sub-micron dimensions. They can be viewed as miniaturized versions of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), which have become ubiquitous and equip almost all existing electronic devices by dozens.

While nanomechanical systems have demonstrated their greatly higher sensing capabilities over MEMS resonators in Science, their industrial applications remain practically inexisting. Their extreme sensitivity makes it a very difficult to control technology, and their size makes their detection particularly difficult.

In this talk, I will present our progress in developping a new nanomechanical engineering toolbox based on e-beam electromechanics. I will show how these new techniques enable the detection, fabrication and implementation of unprecedentedly sensitive nanomechanical systems at room temperature. I will outline the challenges and perspectives driven by this emerging technology.

Seminar, September 12, 2019, 12:00. ICFO’s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Adrian Bachtold