Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots / Edition 1

Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots / Edition 1

by Sergej Fatikow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1846289777

ISBN-13: 9781846289774

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: Springer London

The rapid development of nanotechnology has created a need for advanced nanohandling tools and techniques. One active branch of research in this area focuses on the use of microrobots for automated handling of micro- and nanoscale objects. Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots presents work on the development of a versatile microrobot-based nanohandling robot

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Overview

The rapid development of nanotechnology has created a need for advanced nanohandling tools and techniques. One active branch of research in this area focuses on the use of microrobots for automated handling of micro- and nanoscale objects. Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots presents work on the development of a versatile microrobot-based nanohandling robot station inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM serves as a powerful vision sensor, providing a high resolution and a high depth of focus, allowing different fields of application to be opened up.

The pre-conditions for using a SEM are high-precision, user-friendly microrobots which can be integrated into the SEM chamber and equipped with application-specific tools. Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots introduces an actuation principle for such microrobots and presents a new robot design. Different aspects of this research field regarding the hardware and software implementation of the system components, including the sensory feedback for automated nanohandling, are discussed in detail. Extensive applications of the microrobot station for nanohandling, nano-characterization and nanostructuring are provided, together with the experimental results.

Based upon the Microrobotics course for students of computer sciences and physics at the University of Oldenburg, Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots provides the practicing engineer and the engineering student with an introduction to the design and applications of robot-based nanohandling devices. Those unfamiliar with the subject will find the text, which is complemented throughout by the extensive use of illustrations, clear and simple to understand.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846289774
Publisher:
Springer London
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Trends in Nanohandling

Robot-based Automated Nanohandling

Learning Controller for Microrobots

Real-time Object Tracking inside an SEM

3D Imaging System for SEM

Force Feedback for Nanohandling

Characterization and Handling of Carbon Nanotubes

Characterization and Handling of Biological Cells

Material Nanotesting

Nanostructuring and Nanobonding by EBiD

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