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Metrology with and for NEMS and Superconducting Sensors



PTB Berlin, Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Building
Abbestraße 2-12, 10587 Berlin, Germany
June 18, 2015

Local organizers

Thomas Schurig (PTB)Sylke Bechstein (PTB) Nicole Kranzl (PTB)
Phone: +49(30)34817290 Phone: +49(30)34817426 Phone: +49(30)34817276
Mail:  MetNems2015(at)ptb.de

The workshop

Micro and Nano Electromechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) and superconducting sensors are the subject of intense research activity in European projects. The EMRP Joint Research Project “Metrology with/for NEMS” which runs over a period of 3 years from 2012 – 2015, is focused on developing novel high frequency, high performance nanoscale mechanical resonators and actuators. Aimed at both metrology and industrial applications including ultra-sensitive mass, force, displacement and temperature sensing at the nanoscale, single photon and single molecule measurement, as well as integrated nanoscale charge sensors, this project will facilitate ultra-stable and miniaturised voltage references.

A large number of such devices are operated at low temperatures to achieve a low-noise performance like SQUIDs and TES. To date, there has been limited metrological activity to anticipate the impending metrological needs which exploitation of these cryogenic devices will produce.

This workshop is aimed at discussing application and metrological issues of NEMS and cryogenic sensors. It is also a dissemination meeting of the Joint Research Project (JRP) “Metrology with and for NEMS” in the framework of the European Metrology Research Program (EMRP).

Preliminary program

Welcome & reception 9:00 – 10:00
Talks 10:00 – 12:00
Lunch break       12:00 – 13:00
Talks 13:00 – 15:00
Coffee break 15:00 – 16:00
Talks 16:00 – 18:00
Lunch buffet 18:00 – 20:00


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