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Bio & Medicine Jul 15, 2019

Shape-encoded dynamic assembly of mobile micromachines

Field-directed and self-propelled colloidal assembly can be used to build micromachines to perform complex motions and functions, although their integration as heterogenous components with specified structures, dynamics and ...

General Physics Dec 21, 2009

Swimming Bacteria Could Become Model for Micromachines

(PhysOrg.com) -- UConn researchers say Spiroplasma's propulsion style is optimal for converting energy into motion.

General Physics Jun 18, 2007

Physicist demonstrates how light can be used to remotely operate micromachines

A research team led by Umar Mohideen, a physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has demonstrated in the laboratory that the Casimir force – the small attractive force that acts between two close parallel uncharged ...

Nanophysics May 31, 2007

Physicist demonstrates how light can be used to remotely operate micromachines

A research team led by Umar Mohideen, a physicist at the University of California, Riverside, has demonstrated in the laboratory that the Casimir force – the small attractive force that acts between two close parallel uncharged ...

Engineering Dec 15, 2009

Micromachined piezoelectric harvester drives fully autonomous wireless sensor

For the first time, a piezoelectric harvesting device fabricated by MEMS technology generates a record of 85μW electrical power from vibrations. A wafer level packaging method was developed for robustness. The packaged ...

Feb 09, 2006

UM Team Devises Way to Use Metal in Micromachines

In the world of microtechnology, entire "machines," so tiny the naked eye can't see them, can be manufactured to create things like sensors that deploy car air bags. But conventional micromachine fabrication technologies ...

Jan 19, 2005

'Bumpy' glass could lead to self-cleaning windows, slick micromachines

Ohio State University engineers are designing super-slick, water-repellent surfaces that mimic the texture of lotus leaves. The patent-pending technology could lead to self-cleaning glass, and could also reduce friction ...

Nanophysics Sep 20, 2016

Building a wireless micromachine

All around us, hiding just outside our range of vision, are miniscule machines. Tiny accelerometers in our cars sense a collision and tell the airbags to inflate. A Nintendo Wii controller's tiny gyroscopes translate your ...

Semiconductors Jun 21, 2007

IMEC reports 40 microwatt from micromachined piezoelectric energy harvester

IMEC has fabricated an energy harvester to generate energy from mechanical vibrations by using micromachining technology. The harvester comes together with a model which can be used to optimize the device during design. Output ...

General Physics May 16, 2019

Balancing the beam: Thermomechanical micromachine detects terahertz radiation

Radiation from many parts of the electromagnetic spectrum has been harnessed for extremely beneficial uses, in fields as diverse as medicine, imaging and photography, and astronomy. However, the terahertz (THz) region of ...

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