How the technology works

Atomic Mechanics is developing Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) based on polymer supported graphene films. These conductive films are freely suspended over a cavity forming the core of a range of MEMS devices, such as sensors and actuators.

For example when a pressure is applied to the film, it deforms into the cavity and a change in the electrical properties of the graphene can be measured. Conversely, if a voltage is applied between the film and a complimentary electrode, the suspended films is driven away from its complimentary conductor, creating an actuator.


These devices are built using a patented nano-fabrication process that allows us to build large quantities of MEMS devices at a competitive price point, whilst showing significant competitive advantage over existing technolgies.


Atomic Mechanics is a limited company based in Manchester, founded in 2017. It has be created to design, manufacture and commercialise a range of sensor and actuator devices based on a patented graphene-based technology.

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