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Fundamentals of Nanomechanical Transduction

Research in nanomechanical transduction has experienced tremendous progress over the past few years. This thematic series on the fundamentals of nanomechanical transduction focuses on recent advances on the development of structures, devices and systems for nanomechanical transduction, especially those more concerned with physical and engineering aspects that do not typically feature in regular papers.
Edited by: Peter Grütter, Jürgen Brugger and Francesc Perez-Murano


  1. Content type: Research article

    We present the development of a microfluidic AFM (atomic force microscope) cantilever-based platform to enable the local dispensing and aspiration of liquid with volumes in the pico-to-femtoliter range. The pl...

    Authors: Ralph van Oorschot, Hector Hugo Perez Garza, Roy J S Derks, Urs Staufer and Murali Krishna Ghatkesar

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:4

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2016 3:4

  2. Content type: Research article

    Cantilever based sensors are a promising tool for a very diverse spectrum of biological sensors. They have been used for the detection of proteins, DNA, antigens, bacteria viruses and many other biologically r...

    Authors: Ann-Lauriene Haag, Yoshihiko Nagai, R Bruce Lennox and Peter Grütter

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:1

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The functionality of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and nanomechanical sensing can be enhanced using higher-mode microcantilever vibrations. Both methods require a resonating microcantilever to be placed close ...

    Authors: Benjamin A Bircher, Roger Krenger and Thomas Braun

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:10

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  4. Content type: LETTER

    Here we show real-time multiple gas identification on a mobile platform through the use of an array of nanomechanical membrane-type surface stress sensors (MSS). Commercially available hardware is used to inte...

    Authors: Ricardo Jose S Guerrero, Francis Nguyen and Genki Yoshikawa

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:9

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  5. Content type: Review

    Microcantilever sensors offer high sensitivity in the detection of adsorbed molecules based either on resonance frequency shift or changes in cantilever deflection, as both of these signals can be detected wit...

    Authors: Seonghwan Kim, Dongkyu Lee and Thomas Thundat

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:7

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  6. Content type: Research article

    On-chip cavity optomechanics, in which strong co-localization of light and mechanical motion is engineered, relies on efficient coupling of light both into and out of the on-chip optical resonator. Here we det...

    Authors: Bradley D Hauer, Paul H Kim, Callum Doolin, Allison JR MacDonald, Hugh Ramp and John P Davis

    Citation: EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:4

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