Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in thermal materials

June 1, 2009

By Denise Brehm
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) devices have the potential to revolutionize the world of sensors: motion, chemical, temperature, etc. But taking electromechanical devices from the micro scale down to the nano requires finding a means to dissipate the heat output of this tiny gadgetry.

In a paper appearing in the March 26 issue of Nano Letters