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A rigorous approach that employs structural/ mechanical design principles to solve the reliability problems in Microresonators. Resonators act as a frequency reference or to filter specific frequencies. Used in such products as cell phones or computers, resonators will allow the user to take advantage of high bandwidths to process and send greater amounts of data. When used in medical devises such as MRIs they can detect microorganisms and biological molecules. The dilemma that Researcher face when building these micro resonators is that the smaller a resonator gets the less reliable it becomes. Based on his research at Cornell University, the author employs current modeling and fabrication technologies to bring a solution to this seemingly insurmountable problem one step closer.
|Publication date:||16th October 2005|
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional an imprint of McGraw-Hill Education - Europe|
Nicholae O. Lobontiu, Ph.D., is currently a professor at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He is also a research associate and instructor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University. He has done extensive work in the areas of MEMS, monolithic hinges, and compliant mechanisms. Dr. Lobontiu is the author of two prior books on hinge-based compliant mechanisms and the mechanics of MEMS and has published numerous journal articles and has given several presentations on the subject of nano/micro system modeling and design.More About Nicolae Lobontiu