PARNASSProject reference: 17071
Funded under: FP6-NMP
Parallel nano assembling directed by short-range field forces
Total cost:EUR 2 823 510
EU contribution:EUR 1 947 000
Topic(s):NMP-2004-IST-NMP-2 - Bio-sensors for Diagnosis and Healthcare
NMP-2004-IST-NMP-3 - Materials, Equipment and Processes for Production of Nano-Photonic and Nano-Electronic Devices
Call for proposal:FP6-2004-IST-NMP-2
Funding scheme:STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project
Parallel nanoassembling directed by short-range field forces (PARNASS) is a radical innovative approach for fabricating large volumes of hybrid nanoelectronic devices. This method addresses the challenging physical and engineering problem of very high accuracy over a large area. We think that use of specially designed nanoscale force fields is the only realistic method for large-scale nanomanufacturing. As a primary need we identify research towards a detailed understanding of these forces and development of a technology for parallel short-range forces directed nanoassembling.
For that, a deep knowledge of the forces acting between nanoparticles and substrate is necessary. Theoretical and experimental works within this project are directed to get a detailed qualitative and quantitative understanding of the forces.
Objectives of the project are: to develop phenomenological understanding of the forces between nanoparticles and the substrate and between nanoparticles themselves; to determine geometry and material of nanostructures which are optimal for nanoparticles trapping and aligning; to define practically allowable nanopositioner design and fabrication technologies; to develop and construct an automated analyser for nanostructured surfaces investigation; to develop and construct a proof-of-concept technology demonstrator including an appropriate hybrid device prototype. We consider a nanoelectronic sensory device with particular carbon nanotubes as an example to demonstrate the proposed nanoassembling technology.
Most aspects of this project fall within IST-NMP-3, addressed at the frontier of knowledge aiming at radical innovation in the long term and benefiting of nanotechnology interdisciplinary work. Moreover, it has broader perspective due to its relevance to basic knowledge. Its results will have impact on other thematic priorities like new analytical devices for data acquisition for healthcare, so some project aspects fall within IST-NMP-2.