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Busnaina, Adams & McGruer Receive Patent

Abstract

A non-volatile bistable nano-electromechanical switch is provided for use in memory devices and microprocessors. The switch employs carbon nanotubes as the actuation element. A method has been developed for fabricating nanoswitches having one single-walled carbon nanotube as the actuator. The actuation of two different states can be achieved using the same low voltage for each state.

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Related Faculty: Ahmed Busnaina, George G. Adams, Nicol McGruer

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering