Systems engineering at the nanoscale

Jason J. Benkoski, Jennifer L. Breidenich, Michael C. Wei, Guy V. Clatterbaughi, Pei Yuin Keng, Jeffrey Pyun

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Abstract

Nanomaterials have provided some of the greatest leaps in technology over the past twenty years, but their relatively early stage of maturity presents challenges for their incorporation into engineered systems. Perhaps even more challenging is the fact that the underlying physics at the nanoscale often run counter to our physical intuition. The current state of nanotechnology today includes nanoscale materials and devices developed to function as components of systems, as well as theoretical visions for "nanosystems," which are systems in which all components are based on nanotechnology. Although examples will be given to show that nanomaterials have indeed matured into applications in medical, space, and military systems, no complete nanosystem has yet been realized. This discussion will therefore focus on systems in which nanotechnology plays a central role. Using self-assembled magnetic artificial cilia as an example, we will discuss how systems engineering concepts apply to nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
EventMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Apr 23 2012Apr 27 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8373
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherMicro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period4/23/124/27/12

Keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Nanotechnology
  • Self-assembly
  • Systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Benkoski, J. J., Breidenich, J. L., Wei, M. C., Clatterbaughi, G. V., Keng, P. Y., & Pyun, J. (2012). Systems engineering at the nanoscale. In Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications IV [837318] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8373). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.918463