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cantilever

A beam or overhanging architectural element that is supported at only one end.The most common examples are bay windows and swimming pool diving boards.The most famous example is a balcony that seems to be suspended in the air above a waterfall at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania (www.paconserve.org/fallingwaterhome.htm).

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The microcantilevers measured the specific binding of the Salmonella to the peptides, which were derived from phage display libraries.
In order to make microcantilevers more sensitive to the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT), research groups led by Denis Spitzer at the French-German Research Institute of Saint Louis and Valerie Keller at the Laboratoire des Materiaux, Surfaces et Procedes pour la Catalyse in Strasbourg have taken inspiration from the highly sensitive sense organ of some types of moths.
From this series of micrographs, it is evident that through the directed motion of the micropipette (on the left side of the droplet), away from the microcantilever (on the right side of the droplet), both the bitumen droplet and the microcantilever are translated to the left.
Protiveris proprietary biochips utilize arrays of microcantilevers to perform advanced biological and chemical research.
Nano- and Microcantilever Sensors Using Aptamers 26
When the target chemical reacts with the microcantilever, it shifts the frequency depending on the weight of the compound, thereby providing the detection.
Microcantilever resonance-based DNA detection with nanoparticle probes.
Consisting primarily of carbon and silicon, the tip is sharpened to a nano-sized apex and integrated on the end of a silicon microcantilever for use in atomic force microscopy.
The device's tiny mechanical sensors - microcantilever arrays - measure HIV levels to warn of impending flare-ups.
20) Commercial silicon microcantilever probes were used that had manufacturer's values of probe tip radius and probe spring constant in the ranges of 5-10 nm and 20-100 N/m, respectively.
As an alternative to the strictly enzyme based PSA test, mechanical engineer Arun Majumdar and his colleagues at the University of California, Berkeley measured PSA in blood by using a chip mounted with a microcantilever that's gold-plated on one side.