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Tools and technologies for the analysis and synthesis of nanostructures

Objective

Scanning proximity probes (SPP) are uniquely powerful tools for molecular analyses, and sensing: they are capable of addressing and manipulating surfaces at the atomic level and therein are keys to unlocking the full potential of Nanotechnology. Current SP P nanotools are limited to several probes with optical readout and slow processing rates, mostly at the research level. This presently constitutes a severe limitation in the manufacturing viability of this technology. Through the realisation of 2-dimension al massively parallel probe arrays with integrated piezoresistive readout and their individual and/or modular nanofunctionalisation, an avalanche of new tools and processes for a wide range of applications including sensing, electronics and the life-scienc es industries would be viable. We expect breakthroughs in a new generation of tools for molecular level characterization and manipulation methods along the following directions: - A generic Nanotool provided by a Massively Parallel Nano-Electro Mechanical System (MP NEMS) chip incorporating array of intelligent proximal probes with integrated actuator and piezoresistive readout, fully addressable, for high-speed data analysis or bottom-up product synthesis. - The modular generic NEMS-chip will be "Nanofunct ionalised" to generate a family of application specific NEMS-chip packages (AS NEMS) for integration into a range of new intelligent, cantilever based Nanotools. - Prototypes of experimental Nanotools based on the functionalised AS NEMS chips developed in TASNANO will be produced and demonstrated in selected applications and the results used to support the development of new Nanotechnology processes and products. It is the aim of TASNANO that the new modulariy functionalised nanotools with MP ASNEMS 'chips inside' should empower nanotechnologists and drive the development of nano-scale science, leading to new nanotechnology processes and their industrial exploitation.

Call for proposal

FP6-2003-NMP-TI-3-MAIN
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INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE LORRAINE
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Vandoeuvre- Les- Nancy
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ALPHACONTEC CONSULTING SERVICES GMBH
Germany
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Rudower Chaussee 29 Igz/owz
Berlin

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ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
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Kramergasse 1
Wien

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AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC
Austria
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Tech Gate Vienna, Donau-city-strasse 1
Vienna

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FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
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Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen

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MICROSYSTEMS LTD.
Bulgaria
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City District Chayka, Bl.15, Entr. D, 2 Fl., Apt.21
Varna

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NANOWORLD SERVICES GMBH
Germany
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Schottkystr. 10
Erlangen

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NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH "DEMOKRITOS"
Greece
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Patriarchou Gregoriou And Neapoleos
Aghia Paraskevi

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PROFACTOR GMBH
Austria
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Im Stadtgut A2
Steyr-gleink

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PROFACTOR RESEARCH AND SOLUTIONS GMBH
Austria
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Forschungsezntrum
Seibersdorf

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SURFACE IMAGING SYSTEMS (S.I.S.) RASTERSONDEN- UND SENSORMESSTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
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Kaiserstrasse 100
Herzogenrath

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT ILMENAU
Germany
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Ehrenbergstr. 29 (Eaz)
Ilmenau

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THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL
United Kingdom
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Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon

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UNIVERSITY OF GENOVA
Italy
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Via Balbi, 5
Genova

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UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Germany
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Mönchebergstrasse 19
Kassel

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WROCLAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
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Wybrzeze Wyspianskiego 27
Wroclaw

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