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Title:Scaling Controlled Microcantilever Arrays
Author(s):Sehwail, Hussam
Contributor(s):Voulgaris, Petros
Subject(s):sensors
microsensors
microcantilevers
microcantilever array modeling
Abstract:Microcantilever arrays may be able to bring us new advances in sensors and data devices. Yet the complexities arising from electromagnetic and mechanical coupling generally discourage allowing cantilevers to be too close to each other. Array elements are commonly kept far enough apart to make the coupling unsubstantial, but at the cost of the array's throughput. This project focuses on developing scalable models of controlled cantilever arrays that decouple cantilevers from such complexities. They can be used to simulate the stability of arrays under different testing conditions including the array size, controller, and the variance between individual cantilevers. The models require massive calculations when approaching large scale arrays. Serious future implementation of the models may allow the design of high density microcantilever arrays, but will probably require the aid of supercomputers for reasonable simulation times.
Issue Date:2010-05
Genre:Other
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47009
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-01-21


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