TITLE

Sandia tackles a sensitive issue

PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);10/8/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7661, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that A handheld device developed by Sandia National Laboratories is claimed to be able to detect motion a thousand times smaller than any known instrument. The US system, which could be available within three years, allows movement as small as 10nm to be seen by the naked eye and could be used to measure tiny tremors occurring in the lead up to earthquakes. The device, a type of accelerometer, is made from polysiltcon using standard lithography techniques that are used to make common microelectromechanical systems and mass produce chips.
ACCESSION #
14781041

 

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