Nanorobotic Manipulation Setup for Pick-and-Place Handling and non-destructive Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes

V. Eicchorn, Kenneth Carlson, Karin Nordström Andersen, Peter Bøggild, S. Fatikow

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    Abstract

    A nanorobotic manipulation setup for the handling and characterization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is presented. The nanorobotic setup can be integrated into a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and various endeffectors may be attached to the manipulator either for CNT handling or characterization. The pick-and-place task is carried out by using an electrothermal actuated microgripper, designed for controlled manipulation of nanotubes. The nanotube is picked up from an array of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and transferred to the tip of an atomic force microscope (AFM) probe in order to assemble a high-aspect ratio AFM supertip. Another application of the nanorobotic setup considered in this paper is the nondestructive mechanical characterization of CNTs. A piezoresistive AFM probe is used to bend MWCNTs, while the bending force is measured, in order to estimate the Young's modulus of the investigated MWCNTs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007.
    PublisherIEEE
    Publication date2007
    Pages291-296
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-0912-9
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event2007 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 29 Oct 20072 Nov 2007
    http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/iros/iros2007.html

    Conference

    Conference2007 International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA
    Period29/10/200702/11/2007
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    Eicchorn, V., Carlson, K., Andersen, K. N., Bøggild, P., & Fatikow, S. (2007). Nanorobotic Manipulation Setup for Pick-and-Place Handling and non-destructive Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2007. IROS 2007. (pp. 291-296). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2007.4398979