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New Movable Microplatforms Based on a Layer of Liquid Droplets

December 19, 2016

Prof. Evelyn Wang's new microelectromechanical system offers precise control over mirrors and stages.

New MIT research could offer a way of making tiny movable parts with no solid connections between the pieces, potentially eliminating a major source of wear and failure in microelectromechanical machines. The new system uses a layer of liquid droplets to support a tiny, movable platform.

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