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Nature Nanotechnology 4, 344 - 345 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nnano.2009.132

Nanophotonics: Gradient force shows its potential

Mark Freeman1,2 & Wayne Hiebert2

  1. Department of Physics, University of Alberta, Edmonton T6G 2G7, Canada
  2. National Institute for Nanotechnology, Edmonton T6G 2M9, Canada.
    e-mail: mark.freeman@ualberta.ca; e-mail: wayne.hiebert@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca


An all-optical chip-based method has been used to actuate and detect the motion of silicon nanocantilevers. Multiplexed read-out has also been demonstrated.

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