We will develop new technologies for handling and control of single molecules and nanostructures on the sub 10nm scale. These techniques will be based on atomic force microscopy (AFM) so that manipulation protocols may be applied on insulating surfaces, thus overcoming one of the major limitations of current state-of-the-art techniques. The fundamental processes, which control AFM manipulation in Nano scale manufacture, will be determined through collaborative theoretical and experimental exploration of the frontiers of knowledge. The new techniques will enable long term innovation in the areas of molecular Nano structures, controlled self assembly and Nano machines and we will demonstrate several novel applications which form key milestones. The consortium is formed from internationally leading groups in the areas of molecular and Nano scale fabrication and the project directly address section 188.8.131.52, of the Priority 3 NMP Work programme, 'Development of handling and control devices and instruments¿. The project objectives will be achieved through effective management and will be disseminated widely, in particular through an Sees forum. This project will safeguard the leading status of researchers in the European Research Area and underpin the emergence of key nano technologies in Europe. The consortium will also be highly proactive in of wider societal objectives including the promotion of gender equality and the public understanding of science.
- FP6-NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge-based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices: thematic priority 3 under the 'Focusing and integrating community research' of the 'Integrating and strengthening the European Research Area' specific programme 2002-2006.
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Funding SchemeSTREP - Specific Targeted Research Project