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Learn more about NANOSENSORS MSS (Membrane Type Surface Stress Sensors) at MEMS SENSING & NETWORK SYSTEM 2018

Don’t forget to visit NANOSENSORS™ at booth 14-H at the MEMS Sensing & Network Systems 2018 conference and exhibition in Makuhari/Japan this week to learn more about the NANOSENSORS™ MSS (Membrane Type Surface Stress Sensors) dedicated to R&D in the areas of olfactory sensing and electronic noses.

If you don’t have time to attend the exhibition this week then have a look at the MSS video to learn more.

NANOSENSORS at the booth of the MSS alliance
NANOSENSORS at the booth of the MSS alliance
Dr. Terunobu Akiyama presenting the NANOSENSORS Membrane-type Surface Stress Sensors for R&D in olfactory sensing and electronic noses at booth 14-H at MEMS SENSING & NETWORK SYSTEM 2018
Dr. Terunobu Akiyama presenting the NANOSENSORS Membrane-type Surface Stress Sensors at booth 14-H at
MEMS SENSING & NETWORK SYSTEM 2018

Resonant torsion magnetometry in anisotropic quantum materials

Who said that AFM probes can only be used for Atomic Force Microscopy?

In the article “Resonant torsion magnetometry in anisotropic quantum materials” which just appeared in Nature Communications, K. A. Modic, Maja D. Bachmann, B. J. Ramshaw, F. Arnold, K. R. Shirer, Amelia Estry, J. B. Betts, Nirmal J. Ghimire, E. D. Bauer, Marcus Schmidt, Michael Baenitz, E. Svanidze, Ross D. McDonald, Arkady Shekhter and Philip J. W. Moll use the NANOSENSORS™ Akiyama-probe for resonant torsion magnetometry.

Figure 1 from "Resonant torsion magnetometry in anisotropic quantum materials": Schematic overview of resonant torsion magnetometry. a First and second derivatives of the free energy with respect to the magnetic field B and the field orientation θ. b The quartz tuning fork of the Akiyama A-probe (http://www.akiyamaprobe.com) is electrically excited at the lowest-resonance mode of the silicon cantilever, producing a large out-of-plane motion at the tip of the cantilever. c Schematic representing the principle of measuring the magnetotropic coefficient k. In a magnetic field, the magnetic torque brings the lever to a new equilibrium position. The magnetic energy of the samples changes the effective stiffness of the lever, leading to a shift in the resonant frequency. d The silicon cantilever glued to each leg of the quartz tuning fork with a single crystal of RuCl3 mounted at the tip with Bayer silicone grease
Figure 1 from “Resonant torsion magnetometry in anisotropic quantum materials”: Schematic overview of resonant torsion magnetometry a First and second derivatives of the free energy with respect to the magnetic field B and the field orientation θ. b The quartz tuning fork of the Akiyama A-probe (http://www.akiyamaprobe.com) is electrically excited at the lowest-resonance mode of the silicon cantilever, producing a large out-of-plane motion at the tip of the cantilever. c Schematic representing the principle of measuring the magnetotropic coefficient k. In a magnetic field, the magnetic torque brings the lever to a new equilibrium position. The magnetic energy of the samples changes the effective stiffness of the lever, leading to a shift in the resonant frequency. d The silicon cantilever glued to each leg of the quartz tuning fork with a single crystal of RuCl3 mounted at the tip with Bayer silicone grease

There are three advantages why it makes sense to divert the NANOSENSORS™ Akiyama-probe from it’s orginal intended use and use it for resonant torque magnetometry instead:

1. the relatively large spring constant of the silicon cantilever allows the authors to extend ultrasensitive and dynamic cantilever magnetometry to macroscopic sample sizes

  1. “the placement of the sample on the silicon cantilever (rather than one leg of a quartz tuning fork) eliminates complications that arise from the center of mass motion of the tuning fork coupling to the resonance mode

3. the electrical read-out of the A-probe eliminates the need for optical detection of the resonant frequency, thus making setup relatively straightforward and more robust compared to previous approaches.”*

*K. A. Modic, Maja D. Bachmann, B. J. Ramshaw, F. Arnold, K. R. Shirer, Amelia Estry, J. B. Betts, Nirmal J. Ghimire, E. D. Bauer, Marcus Schmidt, Michael Baenitz, E. Svanidze, Ross D. McDonald, Arkady Shekhter; Philip J. W. Moll
Resonant torsion magnetometry in anisotropic quantum materials
Nature Communications, volume 9, Article number: 3975 (2018)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-06412-w

For the full article please follow this external link: https://rdcu.be/7Z0A

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NANOSENSORS Membrane-type Surface-stress Sensor (MSS) video uploaded

A new video about NANOSENSORS™ Membrane-type Surface-stress Sensors (MSS) has been uploaded on the NANOSENSORS™ youtube channel.

The NANOSENSORS™ MSS is a piezoresistive nanomechanical sensor: a silicon membrane platform supported with four beams with integrated piezoresistors. This MEMS sensor is very versatile and primarily designed for R&D in the fields of electronic nose/ odor sensing/ olfactory system. It can also be utilized for material assessment application and measurements of physical parameters in, for example, torque magnetometry.

To find out more please have a look at the new video or at the NANOSENSORS™ MSS webpage http://mss-sensor.com/