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Belardinelli, P. (author), Lenci, S. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Through molecular dynamics simulations, we demonstrate the possibility of internal resonances in single-walled carbon nanotubes. The resonant condition is engineered with a lack of symmetry in the boundary condition and activated by increasing the energy exchange with a coupled thermal bath. The critical temperature threshold for initiating...
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Li, Z. (author), Xu, M. (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Although strain engineering and soft-clamping techniques for attaining high Q-factors in nanoresonators have received much attention, their impact on nonlinear dynamics is not fully understood. In this study, we show that nonlinearity of high-Q Si<sub>3</sub>N<sub>4</sub> nanomechanical string resonators can be substantially tuned by support...
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Belardinelli, P. (author), Chandrashekar, A. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Lenci, Stefano (author)
This study examines the nonlinear dynamics in tapping-mode atomic force microscopy (AFM) with tip-surface interactions that include van der Waals and Derjaguin-Muller- € Toporov contact forces. We investigate the periodic solutions of the hybrid system by performing numerical pseudo-arclength continuation. Through the use of bifurcation locus...
journal article 2023
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Keşkekler, A. (author), Bos, V. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Mechanical nonlinearities dominate the motion of nanoresonators already at relatively small oscillation amplitudes. Although single and coupled two-degree-of-freedom models have been used to account for experimentally observed nonlinear effects, it is shown that these models quickly deviate from experimental findings when multiple modes...
journal article 2023
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Roslon, I.E. (author), Japaridze, A. (author), Rodenhuis, Stef (author), Hamoen, Lieke (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics present an increasing burden on healthcare. To address this emerging crisis, novel rapid antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST) methods are eagerly needed. Here, we present an optical AST technique that can determine the bacterial viability within 1 h down to a resolution of single bacteria. The...
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Sinha, Kautuk (author), Alijani, F. (author), Krüger, Wolf R. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
Wing structures subjected to large deflections are prone to nonlinear load-deflection behavior. Geometric nonlinearities can arise due to the accompanying large rotations and in-plane deflections that manifest in the form of stiffening effects in the nonlinear static response. To account for these nonlinearities, reduced-order modeling...
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Li, Z. (author), Xu, M. (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author)
In recent years, the Q-factor of Si 3 N 4 nanomechanical resonators has significantly been increased by soft-clamping techniques using large and complex support structures. To date, however, obtaining similar performance with smaller supports has remained a challenge. Here, we make use of torsion beam supports to tune the Q-factor of Si 3 N 4...
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Manzaneque Garcia, T. (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Xu, M. (author), Norte, R.A. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author)
Resonant sensors hold great promise in measuring small masses, to enable future mass spectrometers, and small forces in applications like atomic and magnetic force microscopy. During the last decades, scaling down the size of resonators has led to huge enhancements in sensing resolution, but has also raised the question of what the ultimate...
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Sarafraz, A. (author), Givois, A.P.P. (author), Roslon, I.E. (author), Liu, Hanqing (author), Brahmi, Hatem (author), Verbiest, G.J. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
The resonance frequency of ultra-thin layered nanomaterials changes nonlinearly with the tension induced by the pressure from the surrounding gas. Although the dynamics of pressurized nanomaterial membranes have been extensively explored, recent experimental observations show significant deviations from analytical predictions. Here, we...
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Chandrashekar, A. (author), Belardinelli, P. (author), Bessa, M.A. (author), Staufer, U. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Dynamic atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a key platform that enables topological and nanomechanical characterization of novel materials. This is achieved by linking the nanoscale forces that exist between the AFM tip and the sample to specific mathematical functions through modeling. However, the main challenge in dynamic AFM is to quantify...
journal article 2022
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Keşkekler, A. (author), Arjmandi Tash, H. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Nonlinearities are inherent to the dynamics of two-dimensional materials. Phenomena-like intermodal coupling already arise at amplitudes of only a few nanometers, and a range of unexplored effects still awaits to be harnessed. Here, we demonstrate a route for generating mechanical frequency combs in graphene resonators undergoing symmetry...
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Roslon, I.E. (author), Japaridze, A. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Dekker, C. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Motion is a key characteristic of every form of life<sup>1</sup>. Even at the microscale, it has been reported that colonies of bacteria can generate nanomotion on mechanical cantilevers<sup>2</sup>, but the origin of these nanoscale vibrations has remained unresolved<sup>3,4</sup>. Here, we present a new technique using drums made of...
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Chandrashekar, A. (author), Givois, A.P.P. (author), Belardinelli, P. (author), Penning, Casper L. (author), Aragon, A.M. (author), Staufer, U. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Quantifying the nanomechanical properties of soft-matter using multi-frequency atomic force microscopy (AFM) is crucial for studying the performance of polymers, ultra-thin coatings, and biological systems. Such characterization processes often make use of cantilever's spectral components to discern nanomechanical properties within a multi...
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Chen, X. (author), Ammu, S.K. (author), Masania, K. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Levitation offers extreme isolation of mechanical systems from their environment, while enabling unconstrained high-precision translation and rotation of objects. Diamagnetic levitation is one of the most attractive levitation schemes because it allows stable levitation at room temperature without the need for a continuous power supply....
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Belardinelli, P. (author), Chandrashekar, A. (author), Wiebe, R. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Lenci, S. (author)
Modal interactions are pervasive effects that commonly emerge in nanomechanical systems. The coupling of vibrating modes can be leveraged in many ways, including to enhance sensing or to disclose complex phenomenologies. In this work we show how machine learning and data-driven approaches could be used to capture intermodal coupling. We...
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Naghavi Zadeh, S.M. (author), Alijani, F. (author), Chen, X. (author), Dayyani, Iman (author), Yasaee, Mehdi (author), Mirzaali, Mohammad J. (author), Zadpoor, A.A. (author)
Mechanical metamaterials are advanced engineering materials that exhibit unusual properties that cannot be found in nature. The elastic properties (i.e., elastic modulus and Poisson's ratio) of mechanical metamaterials can be tuned by changing the geometry of their fundamental unit cells. This allows for the design of metamaterial lattices...
journal article 2021
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Chen, X. (author), Kothari, Nimit (author), Keşkekler, A. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Diamagnetic levitation offers stable confinement of an object from its environment at zero power, and thus is a promising technique for developing next generation unclamped resonant sensors. In this work, we realize a resonant weighing scale using a graphite plate that is diamagnetically levitating over a checkerboard arrangement of permanent...
journal article 2021
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Steeneken, P.G. (author), Dolleman, R.J. (author), Davidovikj, D. (author), Alijani, F. (author), van der Zant, H.S.J. (author)
The dynamics of suspended two-dimensional (2D) materials has received increasing attention during the last decade, yielding new techniques to study and interpret the physics that governs the motion of atomically thin layers. This has led to insights into the role of thermodynamic and nonlinear effects as well as the mechanisms that govern...
review 2021
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Chandrashekar, A. (author), Belardinelli, P. (author), Lenci, Stefano (author), Staufer, U. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Increasing the signal-to-noise ratio in dynamic atomic force microscopy plays a key role in nanomechanical mapping of materials with atomic resolution. In this work, we develop an experimental procedure for increasing the sensitivity of higher harmonics of an atomic-force-microscope cantilever without modifying the cantilever geometry but...
journal article 2021
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Keşkekler, A. (author), Shoshani, Oriel (author), Lee, M. (author), van der Zant, H.S.J. (author), Steeneken, P.G. (author), Alijani, F. (author)
Mechanical sources of nonlinear damping play a central role in modern physics, from solid-state physics to thermodynamics. The microscopic theory of mechanical dissipation suggests that nonlinear damping of a resonant mode can be strongly enhanced when it is coupled to a vibration mode that is close to twice its resonance frequency. To date,...
journal article 2021
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