project title: Thermal properties of nanoelectromechanical systems
project leader: Dr. Andrew Armour
access given (in days): 7
access used (in days): 5
status: COMPLETED
local host: Prof. Jukka Pekola
home institution: University of Nottingham
country of institution: UK
starting date (yyyy-mm-dd): 2008-03-01
objectives:
In this joint project with Professor Pekola Dr. Armour will provide theory support in the newly started studies of thermal properties of nanoelectromechanical systems. Armour is a well-known expert in the theory of coupled mechanical/electrical properties and quantum back-action phenomena in nanoelectromechanical devices.
achievements:
Dr. Armour visited the ULTI site for one week and gave a series of lectures on nanoelectromechanical systems. During this visit Dr. Armour, according to his project plan, gave full theory support to the newly started activity on thermal properties of nanomechanical systems. His theoretical calculations were utilized in the final desing of the experimental set-up. The experiments themselves are still in progress.