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Very accurate motors

  1. Dec 8, 2014 #1

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    I am searching in google after professors websites or articles \ papers or video lectures in very accurate motors (1 nanometer), that use the principles of piezoelectric and ceramic motor movement, that can move in linear and rotate movement and they are rapid, and very small, if you know about good websites in this area so I will glad to know about that
     
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    "Inchworm"+"actuator."
     
  4. Dec 8, 2014 #3

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    That thing is astounding! I wonder, though, if anything of a rotary nature (as iii mentioned as part of the question) exists? I've seen "nanomotors" that just rotate on or in a silicon wafer, but can they actually be connected to anything in order to be useful? My concern is that there can't be a lot of torque there.
     
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    "Rotary?" See "magnetostriction." There are "cuts" of quartz crystals, and other piezoelectric materials, that will actually "twist" under applied voltages. Don't ask me for details --- that was a "dead end" technical work-around on which very little time was spent a very long time ago.
     
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