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Scaling of micro- and nanodevices actuated by Casimir forces

Bárcenas, J., Reyes Galindo, Luis and Esquivel-Sirvent, R. 2005. Scaling of micro- and nanodevices actuated by Casimir forces. Applied Physics Letters 87 (26) , 263106. 10.1063/1.2152835

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The effect of the Casimir force in micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems is examined taking fully into account the dielectric properties of the materials, as well as the finite thickness of movable elements in micro- and nanosystems. The resulting equations are exact, and from the bifurcation diagrams the critical separation before jump-to-contact is determined. It is shown how the critical separation changes, for example, with the dielectric properties of the materials and how these systems can be rescaled based on the information from the bifurcation diagrams.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISSN: 0003-6951
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 19:49

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