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Processing on a Nanometre Scale

Objective

The aims of PRONANO are to explore novel concepts for fabrication in the range from 10 nm down to the scale at single atoms or molecules, and to investigate the electronic and optical properties of the newly fabricated nanostructures.

APPROACH AND METHODS

The basis of PRONANO is a unique electron beam facility and novel scanning probe microscopes combined with electromagnetic radiation fields, which shall be used to develop precisely defined protocols for reversible or irreversible manipulations of Nanometre-sized objects, including organic molecules, fullerenes and clusters on solid substrates.

POTENTIAL

A better scientific understanding of the processes underlying electron beam lithography shall lead to an improvement of its resolution. Precisely defined nanometre-sized structures are expected to exhibit new electronic and optical phenomena, including single electron effects at ambient temperatures. They may also become relevant for high density information storage.

Coordinator

JOHANNES GUTENBERG UNIVERSITAET MAINZ
Address
Saarstrasse 21
Postfach 55099 Mainz
Germany

Participants (3)

CISMI, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Blegdamsvej, 21
2100 Copenhagen
Ibm Research Division, Zurich Research Laboratory
Switzerland
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane, The Old Schools,
CB2 1TN Cambridge