Theoretical analysis and design of a double-clamped microchannel resonator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Scott R. Manalis.
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The Suspended Microchannel Resonator (SMR) that is currently being used by the Nanoscale Sensing Group is the inspiration for this thesis. This work examines Master's degree candidate Sungmin Son's theoretical analysis of a cantilevered microchannel beam that is fixed at both ends. The current design used in lab is a traditional cantilevered beam and has been successful in producing results in the detection of biological molecules. This new design is an experiment on whether adequate mass sensitivity, readability, and reliable range can be reproduced using a different type of boundary condition and alternate geometry. My thesis will analyze Son's work to determine what types of mass sensitivity, readability, and reliable range can be achieved by altering the microchannel geometry.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology