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Nanocantilever Beams
Modeling, Fabrication, and Applications

ISBN 9789814613231
Published January 12, 2016 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
544 Pages 17 Color & 178 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book focuses on the fabrication and applications of cantilever beams with nanoscale dimensions. Nanometer-size mechanical structures show exceptional properties generated by their reduced dimensions. These properties enable new sensing concepts and transduction mechanisms that will allow the enhancement of the performance of devices to their fundamental limits. A number of scientists are conducting research in the area of nanocantilever beams. The book will particularly benefit researchers and help them consolidate their background in the field. The book aims to be an excellent scientific reference for an audience with diverse backgrounds and interests, including students, academic researchers, industry specialists, policymakers, and enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Fabrication techniques of nanocantilver beam

Nanocantilever beam fabrication techniques in silicon; Gemma Rius and Francesco Perez-Murano

Nanocantilever fabrication techniques in polymer and transduction techniques for nano-electro-mechanical-sensing; Prasenjit Ray and V. Ramgopal Rao

Part 2: Nonlinearity of nanocantilever beam resonators

Nonlinear dynamics and its applications in nanocantilevers; Najib Kacem

Intentional nonlinearity for design of micro/nanomechnical resonators; Hanna Cho, Lawrence A. Bergman, Min-Feng Yu, and Alexander Vakakis

Part 3: Applications of Nanocantilever beams

Electromechanical properties and applications of carbon nanotube nanocantilevers; Changhong Ke

Membrane–type Surface Stress Sensor (MSS); Genki Yashikawa

Mechanical Properties Characterization of PZT Nanofibers; Xi Chen, Nan Yao, and Yong Shi

Micro-and Nanomechanical String Resonators; Tom Larsen Silvan Schmid

Optical transduction and actuation of subwavelength nanomechanical resonators; Eduardo Gil-Santos, Valerio Pini, Alvaro San Paulo, Monserrat Calleja, Javier Tamayo, and Daniel Ramos

Cantilever resonanace detection using nanophotonic structure; V. T. K. Sauer, Z. Diao, and W. K. Hieber

Integrated silicon optmechanical transducers and their application in atomic force microscopy; Jie Zou, Marcelo Davanco, Yuxiang Liu, Thomas Michels, Kartik Srinivasan, and Vladimir Aksyuk

Nanostuctures for gas sensing applications; Ritu Bajpai, Mona Zaghloul, Abhishek Motayed, and Albert Davydov

Bimaterial nanocantilever beam calormeter for biological application; Ioana Voiculescu, Masaya Toda, Fei Liu, and Takahito Ono

Advances and challenges to bring nanomechanical biosensors to biochemistry labs and clinical use; Priscila M. Kosaka, Javier Tamayo, and Monserrat Calleja

Nanocantilever beam as biological sensors; Ankit Jain and Muhammad Ashraful Alam

Micro/nano Mechanical Cantilever for Cancer Diagnosis; Taeyun Kwon and Kilho Eom



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Mona E. Zaghloul is professor of electrical and computer engineering at the George Washington University, Washington, DC, where she is also director of the Institute of MEMS and VLSI Technologies. She received her PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada, in 1975. Prof. Zaghloul received the 50th Gold Jubilee Medal from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society in recognition for her outstanding contribution to society. She was vice president of the IEEE-CAS Technical Activities (1999–2001) and president of the IEEE Sensors Council for 2008 and 2009. She is a Fellow of the IEEE. 

Ioana Voiculescu is associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, City College of New York, New York. She received her PhD in mechanical engineering from the Technical University "Politehnica," Timisoara, Romania, and her ScD in mechanical engineering from the George Washington University, Washington, DC, in 2005. Since 2002, Dr. Voiculescu is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. She also has two patents in her name.


"Nanocantilever Beams: Modeling, Fabrication, and Applications presents a review of the state of the art in the nanocantilever beam technology. Owing to their high sensitivity and versatility in transduction methods, nanocantilever beams have been widely studied and applied for the detection of physical, chemical, and biological events. This book is an excellent scientific reference for practicing engineers, students, and researchers in mechanical, electrical, civil, and aerospace engineering as well as materials science. It contains 16 chapters that offer a broad range of information, including theory, design, fabrication, and applications, on diverse nanostructures such as nanocantilever beam, nanobridge, and nanomembane structures. The text also provides an important discussion and perspective on sensing applications in air, liquid, and vacuum. It is important in the field, particularly because there is currently no other book with similar topics focused on nanocantilever beams."
—Prof. Jie (Jayne) Wu, University of Tennessee, USA