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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. Research article

    A microfluidic AFM cantilever based dispensing and aspiration platform

    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...

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

    EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:4

    Published on: 12 March 2015

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

  2. Research article

    Characterization of a gold coated cantilever surface for biosensing applications

    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...

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

    EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2015 2:1

    Published on: 21 February 2015

  3. Review

    Photothermal cantilever deflection spectroscopy

    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...

    Seonghwan Kim, Dongkyu Lee and Thomas Thundat

    EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:7

    Published on: 5 August 2014

  4. Research article

    On-chip cavity optomechanical coupling

    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...

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

    EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation 2014 1:4

    Published on: 29 April 2014