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.
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.
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CB2 1TN Cambridge