Nanoelectromechanical Quantum Circuits and Systems (NEMX)2014-07-31
One-Day Short Course
Course Summary: This course introduces the emerging field of nanoelectromechanical quantum circuits and systems (NEMX). The field derives from exploiting progress in techniques for fabricating, down to nanometer-length scales, free-standing device structures that incorporate mechanical motion and that may be designed to perform a variety of functions, such as employed in electronics, rf/microwaves and, in particular, mechanical and mixed domain. The ability to create these nanomechanical structures, in turn, brings within our reach a tremendous possibility for both creating superior implementations of conventional circuits and systems, as well as entirely new ones. Since novel quantum mechanical effects, for instance, quantized heat flow, manifestation of charge discreteness, and the quantum electrodynanical (QED) Casimir effect, become operative in this regime, exciting new paradigms for circuit modeling and design must be invoked in order to fully exploit the potential of this technology in sensing, computation, and signal processing applications.
Key markets of potential applicability include: Cell Phones, Terrestrial and Satellite Communications, Computers, Anti-Terrorism, Military, Instrumentation Equipment, National Security.
Who Should Attend? Advanced undergraduate/graduate engineering and physics students, R&D scientists & engineers.
For more information: http://nanomems-research.com/events