A tiny prototype of the new MEMS device, roughly the size of a grain of sand
Prof Jeffrey Rhoads and graduate student Venkata Bharadwaj Chivukula have created a new MEMS device that could improve cell phone reception (Photo: Andrew Hancock)
Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices, made up of vibrating structures the thickness of a human hair, that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and other applications. Only the size of a grain of sand, these microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) will, nonetheless, improve performance and reduce power usage.
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