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Nanoscale electromechanical parametric amplifier

United States Patent

September 20, 2016
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This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus related to a parametric amplifier. In one aspect, a device includes an electron source electrode, a counter electrode, and a pumping electrode. The electron source electrode may include a conductive base and a flexible conductor. The flexible conductor may have a first end and a second end, with the second end of the flexible conductor being coupled to the conductive base. A cross-sectional dimension of the flexible conductor may be less than about 100 nanometers. The counter electrode may be disposed proximate the first end of the flexible conductor and spaced a first distance from the first end of the flexible conductor. The pumping electrode may be disposed proximate a length of the flexible conductor and spaced a second distance from the flexible conductor.
Aleman; Benjamin Jose (Berkeley, CA), Zettl; Alexander (Kensington, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
13/ 946,908
July 19, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in this invention.