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Laterally actuated nanoelectromechanical (NEM) relays are implemented using a polysilicon structural layer with hafnium oxide (HfO2) and platinum dual sidewall layers. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) HfO2 provides electrical isolation between the polysilicon beam structure and the sputtered platinum conductive channel. Dual sidewall devices are demonstrated using a Y-shaped device with two contacts that connect source and drain upon actuation. Fabricated devices show up to 1μA current passing between source and drain without beam current flow, confirming successful isolation.