"Silicon Micro-Machines for Fun and Profit"
Presented by David Bishop, Boston University
Monday, March 25, 2013, 9 am
CFN, Bldg. 735, Conf. Room A
Hosted by: Ron Pindak
Over the last decade or so, a group of us have been able to develop a large number of silicon micromachines for a wide range of applications, both scientific and technological. In this talk I will review the devices we have been able to build and discuss their applications. These range from scientific experiments such as looking at single vortex dynamics and the observation of the Casimir effect to technological applications like large, all-optical switches. In this talk I make the point that MEMS devices and VLSI processing are the "New Physics Machine Shop", replacing the macro-mechanical shops many of us grew up with.