Project: Metrology with/for NEMS

Industry demands increasing complexity, speed and performance from devices, as well as a reduction in size. Nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS) devices integrate electrical or mechanical functionality at the nanoscale level and are a key disruptive technology that could potentially provide solutions to a range of technological barriers, from electronics and computing, to physical and biological sensors. As the dimensions of devices are reduced, new technologies and approaches are needed, however NEMS has not yet been exploited to meet these needs. This project will develop precise and traceable measurements of physical parameters such as mass, force, displacement and temperature, as well as single photon and single molecule measurement, at the nanoscale level. It will also investigate new materials such as graphene and piezoelectrics to develop high performance NEMS.

Acronym NEW08 MetNEMS (Reference Number: NEW08)
Duration 01/08/2012 - 31/07/2015
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2011 - Health, SI Broader Scope and New Technologies

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 NPL Management Limited Coordinator United Kingdom
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
3 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
4 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
5 Magnicon GmbH Observer Germany
6 Helsingin yliopisto Observer Finland
7 Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine United Kingdom
8 Royal Holloway and Bedford New College United Kingdom