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.