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NanoRobotic Manipulation

3D manipulation of carbon nanotubes

Basic strategies of nanomanipulations

1 Picoprobe, 2 AFM cantilevers

Linear extension between a probe and a cantilever

Torque measured using another cantilever

SEM (Zeiss Ultra55)

Multi-probe NanoRobotic Manipulation

2008-2009

L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, K. Y. Shou, and B. J. Nelson, Dual-Chirality Helical Nanobelts: Linear-to-Rotary Motion Converters for Three-Dimensional Microscopy, Small, Vol. 5, 2009.

L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, B. E. Kratochvil, K. Y. Shou, and B. J. Nelson, Dual-chirality Helical Nanobelts: A Novel Linear-to-rotary Motion Converter, Proc. of the 21st IEEE Int. Conf. on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS2008), pp. 148-151, Tucson, Arizona, USA, Jan. 13-17, 2008.

Scaling: Control of surface/intermolecular forces

Processes: Pick-and-place, pushing/pulling, bending/buckling

Applications: Manipulation, Instrumentation, Fabrication, Assembly

NanoRobotic Manipulation of Carbon Nanotubes

1999-2009

L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, D. J. Bell, D. Grützmacher, and B. J. Nelson, Nanorobotics for Creating NEMS from 3D Helical Nanostructures, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 61, pp. 257-261, March 2007.

D. J. Bell, Y. Sun, L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, and D. Grützmacher, Three-dimensional Nanosprings for Electromechanical Sensors, Sensors and Actuators A-Physical, Vol. 130-131, pp. 54-61, Aug. 2006.

L. X. Dong, L. Zhang, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, and D. Grützmacher, Hybrid Nanorobotic Approaches for Fabricating NEMS from 3D Helical Nanostructures, Proc. of 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics & Automation (ICRA2006), pp. 1396-1401, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., May 15-19, 2006.

L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, C. Schönenberger, and D. Grützmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Freestanding Si/Cr Micro- and Nanospirals, Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 83, No. 4-9, pp. 1237-1240, April-Sept. 2006.

D. J. Bell, L. X. Dong, B. J. Nelson, M. Golling, L. Zhang, and D. Grutzmacher, Fabrication and Characterization of Three-Dimensional InGaAs/GaAs Nanosprings, Nano Letters, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 725-729, April 2006.

3D manipulation of helical nanobelts (basic processes)

3D manipulation of helical nanobelts (special processes)

Basic Processes: Pick-and-place, pushing/pulling, bending/buckling

Special Processes: Rolling/unrolling, hooking, unwinding

Advanced processes: Multi-probe manipulation, structure correlation

Applications: Manipulation, Instrumentation, Fabrication, Assembly

NanoRobotic Manipulation of Carbon Nanotubes

2005-2009

L. X. Dong, K. Y. Shou, D. R. Frutiger, A. Subramanian, L. Zhang, B. J. Nelson, X. Y. Tao, and X. B. Zhang, Engineering Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes Inside a Transmission Electron Microscope Using Nanorobotic Manipulation, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 508-517, Jul 2008.

L. X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Destructive Constructions of Nanostructures with Carbon Nanotubes through Nanorobotic Manipulation, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 350-357, June 2004.

T. Fukuda, F. Arai, and L. X. Dong, Assembly of Nanodevices with Carbon Nanotubes through Nanorobotic Manipulations, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 91, No. 11, pp. 1803-1818, Nov. 2003.

L. X. Dong, Nanorobotic Manipulations of Carbon Nanotubes, Ph.D Thesis, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, March 2003.

L. X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, Three-dimensional Nanorobotic Manipulations of Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 245-252, 2002.

L. X. Dong, F. Arai, and T. Fukuda, 3-D Nanorobotic Manipulation of Nanometer-scale Objects, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 146-153, 2001.

 

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