Nanomechanics are the branch of nanotechnology that studies the behaviour of nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanosystems. The studied subjects includes nanoparticles, nanowires, nanorods, nanotubes, nanoshells, nanomembranes, nanocoatings, nanocomposites, nanofluids, nanomotors, thin films, thin foils, and NanoEelectroMechanicalSystems (NEMS) etc. In a broader sense, nanomechanics also include nanofabrication, nanometrology and instrumentation for characterization in nanoscale. Without the tools and methods of characterization at nanoscale, it is not possible to gain insight of the properties of nanomaterials, nanostructures and nanosystems and manufacturing processes exert great influence, sometimes, determine the characteristics of the nanoscale materials, structures and systems.
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