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Micro-nano system for automatic handling of nano-objects

Micro-nano system for automatic handling of nano-objects

Objective

In the NanoHand project a system consisting of micro/nano based subsystems for automatic handling of nanometer sized objects like carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and nanowires (NWs) will be developed. The goals of the project are driven by the needs of upcoming semiconductor technology. Two demonstrators will be built, which have a short term (a) as well as a long term (b) perspective: (a) automated decoration of scanning electron microscope (SPM) probes with (i) supertips grown by focused electron beam induced deposition and (ii) CNT-enabled supertips; (b) handling and assembly of CNTs for the construction of nanoelectronic devices.

The cornerstones of the NanoHand project are the many results of the FP5 GROWTH project ROBOSEM (Development of a Smart Nanorobot for Sensor-based Handling in a Scanning Electron Microscope) which was successfully finished in 2005. In this project the technological basis for microrobotics was developed and demonstrated. The goals of NanoHand go far beyond. The new possibilities due to the microrobotic techniques will be demonstrated in two industrially highly relevant applications mentioned above.

The project's consortium gives almost a guarantee for the projects success, it consists of a number of Europe's most experienced research institutes in the filed of microrobotics and nanohandling, the biggest semiconductor company in Europe, and a number of dynamic SMEs in the field of nanotechnology. Moreover, the exploitation of the project results will be done most effectively by the biggest Europe-wide network of SMEs in the field of microsystems technology.

Coordinator

KURATORIUM OFFIS E. V.

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Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg

Germany

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CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

DR. VOLKER KLOCKE NANOTECHNIK

Germany

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

FUTURETEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK MBH

Germany

NASCATEC GMBH

Germany

STMICROELECTRONICS SRL

Italy

TESCAN, S.R.O.

Czechia

THE EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF INNOVATING SME'S

United Kingdom

VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034274

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2009

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 240 743

  • EU contribution

    € 4 930 000

Coordinated by:

KURATORIUM OFFIS E. V.

Germany