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Micro-nano system for automatic handling of nano-objects

Objective

In the NanoHand project a system consisting of micro/nano based subsystems for automatic handling of nanometer sized objects like carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanowires (NWs) will be developed. The goals of the project are driven by the needs of upcoming semiconductor technology. Two demonstrators will be built, which have a short term (a) as well as a long term (b) perspective: (a) automated decoration of scanning electron microscope (SPM) probes with (i) supertips grown by focused electron beam induced deposition and (ii) CNT-enabled supertips; (b) handling and assembly of CNTs for the construction of nanoelectronic devices.

The cornerstones of the NanoHand project are the many results of the FP5 GROWTH project ROBOSEM (Development of a Smart Nanorobot for Sensor-based Handling in a Scanning Electron Microscope) which was successfully finished in 2005. In this project the technological basis for microrobotics was developed and demonstrated. The goals of NanoHand go far beyond. The new possibilities due to the microrobotic techniques will be demonstrated in two industrially highly relevant applications mentioned above.

The project's consortium gives almost a guarantee for the projects success, it consists of a number of Europe's most experienced research institutes in the filed of microrobotics and nanohandling, the biggest semiconductor company in Europe, and a number of dynamic SMEs in the field of nanotechnology. Moreover, the exploitation of the project results will be done most effectively by the biggest Europe-wide network of SMEs in the field of microsystems technology.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

KURATORIUM OFFIS E. V.
Address
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Germany

Participants (11)

CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Rue Jaquet-droz 1
2007 Neuchatel
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1, Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
DR. VOLKER KLOCKE NANOTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Pascalstrasse 17
52076 Aachen
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Batiment Ce, Station 1
1015 Lausanne
EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Duebendorf
FUTURETEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK MBH
Germany
Address
Schuetzenstrasse 14
51465 Bergisch Gladbach
NASCATEC GMBH
Germany
Address
Ludwig-erhard-str.10
34131 Kassel
STMICROELECTRONICS SRL
Italy
Address
Via Olivetti 2
20041 Agrate Brianza
TESCAN, S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
Libusina Trida 21
62300 Brno
THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S
United Kingdom
Address
7 Granard Business Centre, Bunns Lane, Mill Hill
NW7 2DQ London
VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Steinplatz 1
Berlin