Rotational and translational nanomachines, controlled by nanoscale integrated circuits (nanoICs), can be widely used as actuators and sensors. The implications of nanotechnology to motion nanodevices have received meticulous consideration as technologies to fabricate these nanomachines have becoming developed. In particular, organic and inorganic micromachines (fabricated using CMOS and micromachining technologies), that serve as nanomachine prototypes and prove-of-concept paradigm, have been tested and characterized. In this paper we address and solve a spectrum of problems in synthesis, analysis, modeling and control of nanoscale permanent-magnet synchronous machines. All nanomachines and motion nanodevices must be synthesized before attempts to design and optimize them because basic physical features, nanomachine topologies, energy conversion, operating principles and other issues significantly contribute to sequential tasks in analysis, control, optimization and design. This is of particular significance for electromagnetic motion nanodevices including permanent-magnet synchronous nanomachines. This paper illustrates that depending upon the distinct analysis methods, different results are obtained. The fundamental, applied, and experimental results reported illustrate the validity and effectiveness of the results.

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