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Parallel nano assembling directed by short-range field forces

Parallel nano assembling directed by short-range field forces

Objective

Parallel nanoassembling directed by short-range field forces (PARNASS) is a radical innovative approach for fabricating large volumes of hybrid nanoelectronic devices. This method addresses the challenging physical and engineering problem of very high accuracy over a large area. We think that use of specially designed nanoscale force fields is the only realistic method for large-scale nanomanufacturing. As a primary need we identify research towards a detailed understanding of these forces and development of a technology for parallel short-range forces directed nanoassembling.

For that, a deep knowledge of the forces acting between nanoparticles and substrate is necessary. Theoretical and experimental works within this project are directed to get a detailed qualitative and quantitative understanding of the forces.

Objectives of the project are: to develop phenomenological understanding of the forces between nanoparticles and the substrate and between nanoparticles themselves; to determine geometry and material of nanostructures which are optimal for nanoparticles trapping and aligning; to define practically allowable nanopositioner design and fabrication technologies; to develop and construct an automated analyser for nanostructured surfaces investigation; to develop and construct a proof-of-concept technology demonstrator including an appropriate hybrid device prototype. We consider a nanoelectronic sensory device with particular carbon nanotubes as an example to demonstrate the proposed nanoassembling technology.

Most aspects of this project fall within IST-NMP-3, addressed at the frontier of knowledge aiming at radical innovation in the long term and benefiting of nanotechnology interdisciplinary work. Moreover, it has broader perspective due to its relevance to basic knowledge. Its results will have impact on other thematic priorities like new analytical devices for data acquisition for healthcare, so some project aspects fall within IST-NMP-2.

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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

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Hansastrasse 27 C
Muenchen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Ulrich SCHMUCKER (Dr)

Participants (5)

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UNIVERSITAET LEIPZIG

Germany

HALMSTAD HÖGSKOLA

Sweden

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

RAITH GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 17071

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    31 August 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 823 510

  • EU contribution

    € 1 947 000

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany