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Precision Chemical Nanoengineering: Integrating Top-Down and Bottom-Up Methodologies for the Fabrication of 3-D Adaptive Nanostructured Architectures (Nano3D) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 14006
Funded under: FP6-NMP

Abstract

Year 1 of the Nano3D project has seen good progress in all areas of the project plan, with extensive interaction between partners either in terms of joint meetings, laboratory visits or exchange of materials. The consortia have met three times during the first year to assess progress and establish project plans for the proceeding months, and there have been specific interactions between (i) BAE, TYN, 9D and UB with respect to the design of the platform wafer, (ii) TYN and UB with respect to supply and fabrication of materials for nanowire production, (iii) UB and 9D with respect to supply of suspension of colloidal nanoparticles for use in the inkjet printing process, (iv) 9D, TYN and BAE with regards to the design of the microfluidics system on to the platform wafer, (v) UB, MPI and BAE with respect to using a thermal AFM probe for writing to surfaces, and (vi) CSIC and TYN with respect to the use of peptides to direct assembly of particles.
During year 1 the consortia have designed and synthesised materials that will allow self-assembled monolayer formation on surfaces (Stage 1), that can also be written to and/or printed to (Stage 2), as well as subsequently have nanomaterials assembled to the patterns (Stage 3). Furthermore, materials have been designed and synthesised (polyelectrolytes and nanomaterials) that will allow multiple self-assembly steps (that will contribute to Stages 4 and 5). Finally, the consortia has been able to fabricate surfaces that are adaptable to the environment (e.g. swelling and contracting).

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Record Number: 9517 / Last updated on: 2008-10-30
Category: PRJS