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Solid State Nano Gears Manipulations

  • Cedric Troadec
  • Jie Deng
  • Francisco Ample
  • Ramesh Thamankar
  • Christian Joachim
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines book series (AASMM)

Abstract

The detailed fabrication and manipulations of solid state nano gears up to 350 nm in diameter is reported. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and ultra high vacuum (UHV) scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) are used to maneuver the gears. The aim is to bridge the gap between the current solid state gears and the now available nanoscale gears. As in many technology integrations, miniaturization is a way to boost efficiency and an opening to new applications.

Keywords

Atomic Force Microscopy Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Ultra High Vacuum Single Gold Crystal Thick Gold Layer 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) funding under project no. 1021100972.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cedric Troadec
    • 1
  • Jie Deng
    • 1
  • Francisco Ample
    • 1
  • Ramesh Thamankar
    • 1
  • Christian Joachim
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Nanoscience Group and MANA Satellite, CEMES/CNRSToulouseFrance

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