NanoHand Mico-nano system for automatic handling of nano-objects


NanoHand, Europe’s biggest research project on micro robots is coordinated by OFFIS and involves 12 European partners consisting of 4 renowned research institutes, 7 very innovative small and medium seized enterprises and Europes biggest semiconductor company. The project is partially funded by the European Commission, DG INFSO, and is an Integrated Project running in the 6th Framework Program aiming at the development of microrobotic systems (consisting of micro/nano based subsystems) for automated handling of nanometer sized objects like carbon nanotubes (CNT) or nanowires (NW). Up to now the carbon nanotubes are an important model- nanostructure since their properties are well researched, but can be manipulated only on a single basis. Hence, solving the problem of handling carbon nanotubes efficiently and in an automated way may be generalised to the vast number of other nanowires and related objects. NanoHand will provide industrial technology to handle single nano-objects thus providing tools for the industrial production of new nano-enabled ICT products and services.

NanoHand: micro-nano system for automatic handling of nano-objects

Fatikow, S and Eichhorn, V. and Sill, A. and Steinecker, A. and Meyer, C. and Occhipinti, L. and Fahlbusch, S. and Utke, I. and Bøggild. P. and Breguet, J.-M. and Kaufmann, R. and Zadrazil, R. and Barth, W.; International Syposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2007); 10 / 2007

Nanobits: customisable scanning probe tips

Rajendra Kumar, R. T. and Hassan, S. U. and Sardan, O. and Eichhorn, V. and Fatikow, S. and Krohs, F. and Bøggild, P.; IOP Nanotechnology; 009 / 2009

A Nanorobotic System for Automated Pick-and-Place Handling and Characterization of CNTs

Eichhorn, V. and Fatikow, S. and Wortmann, T. and Stolle, C. and Edeler, C. and Jasper, D. and Sardan, O. and Bøggild, P. and Boetsch, G. and Canales, C. and Clavel, R.; 005 / 2009

EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Testing and Research
DTU Mikroelektronic Centret (Dänemark)
STMicroelectronics srl
EPF Lausanne
Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique S.A.
VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH
FUTUREtec Gesellschaft für angewandte Informatik mbH (Deutschland)
Klocke Nanotechnik (Aachen, Deutschland)
TESCAN, s.r.o
Nascatec - Nanoscale Technologies GmbH


Start: 31.05.2006
End: 30.05.2009

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