The present work relates to mathematical modeling, finite element simulation and fabrication of a surface acoustic wave (SAW) driven linear motor where SAW is generated on two stators facing each other holding tightly a slider, which is capable of making forward or reverse translational motion. A typical construction of the stator contains interdigital transducers (IDTs) fabricated on the surface of piezoelectric substrate at the both side ends.View More
Supervisor(s): Dr. Dipankar Bandyopadhyay and Dr. Tapas Kumar Mandal.
Mother Nature has shaped a range of very sophisticated ATP-powered motor proteins like myosin, dynein and flagellar motors, which converts chemical energy into mechanical motion and plays essential role in cellular transport and motility. The miniaturized size and ultrafast motion of these efficient natural motors has inspired scientists to design chemically-powered synthetic motors. These self-propelled micro-nanomachines have been designed to operate in locally-supplied chemical fuels and perform complex tasks while in motion.View More