Towards Linear Nano Servomotors with Integrated Position Sensing

  title={Towards Linear Nano Servomotors with Integrated Position Sensing},
  author={Lixin Dong and Bradley J. Nelson and Toshio Fukuda and Fumihito Arai and Masahiro Nakajima},
  journal={Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
Nanoscale linear servomotors with integrated position sensing are investigated from experimental, theoretical, and design perspectives. Prismatic motion is realized using the interlayer motion of telescoping multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). Position sensing can be achieved by monitoring field emission or by measuring resistance change between a MWNT and a gold substrate during sliding movement. Experimental results demonstrate resolution in the nanometer range. Actuation experiments… CONTINUE READING
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