Surface Effects Considerations for the Design of Casimir Actuated Nanoswitches

@inproceedings{Ma2011SurfaceEC,
  title={Surface Effects Considerations for the Design of Casimir Actuated Nanoswitches},
  author={Jian Ming Ma and S. F. Asokanthan and Liying Jiang},
  year={2011}
}
New techniques that can control Casimir forces in nanosacle structures may soon ensure the physical realization of switchable Casimir-force devices. In order to provide useful insights into the behaviour of this class of switches, the idea of Casimir-force actuation window has been proposed here to assist in the design of such switches. The influence of surface effects including residual surface stress and surface elasticity on the pull-in parameters of Casimir actuated switches has been… CONTINUE READING