Welcome to the webpage of the section Dynamics of Micro and Nanosystems. We study and develop small scale systems that move, for a better comprehension of their physical properties and to apply them for future innovations.To realize these applications, we closely collaborate with industry. Please click on the pictures below to learn more about our group activities and people.
News and Highlights
Richard Norte & Sabina Caneva awarded ERC Starting GrantsNorte & Caneva labs were awarded prestigious ERC Starting Grants! Richard Norte's lab will explore new types of extreme-aspect-ratio nanotechnology, while Sabina Caneva’s research focuses on the development of an ultrasensitive nanoscale protein scanner.
Poster Prize Engineering Mechanics symposiumAndrea won the 1st poster prize at the 24th Engineering Mechanics symposium out of 110 posters. The poster was about our recent publication on machine learning and nanotechnology to develop a new class of nanomechanical resonators with unprecedented quality factor (https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.04809).
Many congrats Andrea!
Tuning nonlinear damping in graphene nanoresonators by parametric–direct internal resonance published in Nature CommsNew publication by Ata in Nature Comms!
Experimentally is shown in this letter, that nanoresonators driven into parametric-direct internal resonance provide supporting evidence for the microscopic theory of nonlinear dissipation.
Mode Coupling in Dynamic Atomic Force Microscopy published in Physical Review AppliedCheck out our new article published in Physical Review Applied in which we show how mode coupling and nonlineardynamics can be used to increase the sensitivity of higher harmonics in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). This is part of Abhilash Chandrashekar PhD work that is supported by the NWO (Dutch Research Council).
TU Delft and ASML map non-visible materials at nanoscale with ultrasoundOur project where we use ultrasound in an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) to map the 3D structure of a non-transparent sample in a non-destructive way was recently covered on phys.org!
Graphene balloons to identify noble gasesOur project where graphene drums with nanopores suspended on nanochannels are used to study gas flow, which can be used as sensors for the composition of gas mixtures, were recently covered on:
Acoustic subsurface-atomic force microscopy: three-dimensional imaging at the nanoscale published in Journal of Applied PhysicsNew perspective paper published in Journal of Applied Physics! A great collaboration with Hossein Jiryaei, Mohsen Janmaleki, Seonghwan (Sam) Kim, Ph.D., P.Eng., Laurene Tetard, Hamed Sadeghian and Gerard Verbiest.
The perspective paper has even been selected as Cover article for the issue!
Please click on the picture to see our publication.