The goals of this book are to show how control systems can be successfully applied to applications in micro- and nanosystems, to explore the wide variety of applications where control can have a significant impact at the micro- and nanoscale, and to identify the greatest challenges in this new field. This chapter briefly describes the breadth of this field and reviews the subjects covered within.


Small Length Scale Nanoscale System Nanomechanical Resonator Nanoscale Research Linear Feedback Controller 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intelligent Systems Division, Engineering LaboratoryNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Fischell Department of Bioengineering, Institute for Systems Research (ISR)University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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