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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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Researchers at DOE's Oak Ridge (Tenn.) National Laboratory (ORNL) and Consultec Scientific, Knoxville, Tenn., have co-developed two devices based on microcantilever sensor technology.
When the other microcantilever device is coated with a thin metal film on one side, it undergoes bending when exposed to infrared energy as a consequence of the bimetallic effect.
We consider a multispan microcantilever of length L composed of N segments in which the displacement [v.sub.j](t, x) in the segment [x.sub.j-1] [less than or equal to] x [less than or equal to] [x.sub.j] is governed by the Euler-Bernoulli model
where [D.sub.0] is the initial deflection of the microcantilever sensor obtained at 20% of humidity, D is the deflection after exposure to a flow of dry nitrogen, and [D.sub.f] is the minimum deflection after exposure to wet nitrogen using a water bubbler.
In this work, we have grown ZnO microrods on the microcantilever surface as sensitive layers for gas detection and studied the effect of carbon monoxide (CO) on resonance frequency of the MC at a room temperature.
Hikihara, "Control of microcantilevers in dynamic force microscopy using time delayed feedback," Review of Scientific Instruments, vol.
[14.] Privorotskaya NL, King WP (2009) The mechanics of polymer swelling on microcantilever sensors.
Pohit, "A large deflection model for the pull-in analysis of electrostatically actuated microcantilever beams," Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol.
Consisting of carbon, hydrogen, silicon and oxygen molded into the shape of a nano-sized tip and integrated on the end of a silicon microcantilever for use in atomic force microscopy, the material has technological implications for atomic imaging, probe-based data storage and as emerging applications such as nanolithography, nanometrology and nanomanufacturing.
D., 2006, "FEM simulation of a microcantilever optical-MEMS sensor," Proc.
Individual droplets were axially distorted between a micropipette and a microcantilever in a stage-wise manner.
They placed water droplets containing proteins on a movable surface below a microcantilever akin to a tiny diving board.