LMR - Cool Stuff
- LMR in the News - LMR personnel have been
interviewed for a variety of media
over the last few years. We have lost track of many of them, but here are
references to a selection of stories based on our work or these interviews.
We also won a few awards, some of which are listed here as well.
Automated nanomanipulation with the AFM - Building
nanoparticle patterns automatically. Given a random, initial configuration
and a desired, goal state, a planner finds the required trajectories and passes
the plan to the PCS software that executes the motions. The software
compensates for drift, creep and hysteresis. Without compensation, the
process fails most of the time.
Self-repairing self-assembly - Building shapes
by using swarms of purely reactive nanorobots.
The process is self-healing and exhibits a simple form of self-reproduction.
Active self-assembly - Building shapes
by using nanorobots that cooperatively self-organize into the desired
shapes. Video demo.
multi-tip arrays - Fast nanolithography with Atomic Force
Microscopes. Video demo.
Nanowaveguides - Building waveguides for visible
light at dimensions much smaller than the wavelength.
Manipulation video - Series of screen
images showing nanomanipulation with an AFM using LMR's
Probe Control Software. This is an .avi file, about 900kB in length.
- Building nanowires - Wires of arbitrary geometry
made by nanomanipulation and electroless deposition.
- Layered nanofabrication - 3-D Rapid
prototyping at the nanoscale.
- Nanomanipulation in liquids - Pushing nanoparticles
in a liquid environment.
- Hierarchical assembly - Linking nanoparticles to form
sub-assemblies, and manipulating these to form larger assemblies.
- An editable NanoCD - Potential storage technology
that is orders of magnitude denser than current compact disks.
Going into three dimensions - Pushing a nanoparticle
up between two others forming a pyramid-like structure.
Nanomanipulation on Si - Au balls
on a self-assembled silane monolayer on a Si substrate.
Virtual Nanoworld in VRML - Requires
a VRML 2.0 browser that supports elevation grids. Was tested on a PC with
CosmoPlayer, and on a Mac with WorldView.
Simple Nanomanipulation Example - Au balls