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Title: Microelectromechanical (MEMS) manipulators for control of nanoparticle coupling interactions

Abstract

A nanopositioning system for producing a coupling interaction between a first nanoparticle and a second nanoparticle. A first MEMS positioning assembly includes an electrostatic comb drive actuator configured to selectively displace a first nanoparticle in a first dimension and an electrode configured to selectively displace the first nanoparticle in a second dimensions. Accordingly, the first nanoparticle may be selectively positioned in two dimensions to modulate the distance between the first nanoparticle and a second nanoparticle that may be coupled to a second MEMS positioning assembly. Modulating the distance between the first and second nanoparticles obtains a coupling interaction between the nanoparticles that alters at least one material property of the nanoparticles applicable to a variety of sensing and control applications.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1339530
Patent Number(s):
9,548,677
Application Number:
14/565,737
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL) ANL
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Dec 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Lopez, Daniel, Wiederrecht, Gary, Gosztola, David J., and Mancini, Derrick C.. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) manipulators for control of nanoparticle coupling interactions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lopez, Daniel, Wiederrecht, Gary, Gosztola, David J., & Mancini, Derrick C.. Microelectromechanical (MEMS) manipulators for control of nanoparticle coupling interactions. United States.
Lopez, Daniel, Wiederrecht, Gary, Gosztola, David J., and Mancini, Derrick C.. Tue . "Microelectromechanical (MEMS) manipulators for control of nanoparticle coupling interactions". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1339530.
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