Description:  This half-millimeter-square plate pivots like a seesaw. The quantum- echanical Casimir effect causes the end of the plate to tip up toward a sphere lowered to within 300 nanometers of the plate.
Source:  Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs
Story:  Quantum effect moves machine
TRN February 14, 2001
TRN Categories:  Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Form:  Still

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