A nanoelectromechanical switch consists of two landing electrodes on either side of a movable silicon nanowire, separated by a nanoscale air gap. The bistable mechanical state of the nanowire determines an on/off state, which is sensed by measuring the contact resistance. The n-type semiconductor electrodes and p-type nanowire form a p–n junction diode at the cross-point.
If you can't find a tool you're looking for, please click the link at the top of the page to "Go to old article view". Alternatively, view our Knowledge Base articles for additional help. Your feedback is important to us, so please let us know if you have comments or ideas for improvement.