NANOELECTROMECHANICS

Currents cool and drive

Electrons driven through a suspended carbon nanotube by a constant bias excite mechanical vibrations — including self-sustaining oscillations — and, in some cases, even suppress them down to only a few quanta.

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Fig. 1: Electromechanical forces.

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Poggio, M., Rossi, N. Currents cool and drive. Nat. Phys. 16, 10–11 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-019-0723-1

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