Skip to main content

Control, manipulation and manufacture on the 1-10nm scale using localised forces and excitations

Objective

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 3.4.1.4, 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.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-NMP-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
Paris
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
Address
Bilkent
Ankara
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA AB
Sweden
Address
Sven Hultinsgata 2
Gothenburg
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
Rueschlikon
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
London
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Strand
London
UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK
Germany
Address
Neuer Graben/schloss
Osnabrueck