Nanotechnology will allow us to build devices smaller than previously thought possible and will bring fundamental changes to disciplines within engineering, chemistry, medicine, biology, and physics. Understanding the principles of nano manipulation and assembly is tremendously important for those aiming to develop nanoscale systems. This forward-looking resource offers cutting-edge coverage of the fundamentals and latest applications in this burgeoning field from an engineering perspective. The book shows how nano-manipulation allows for the detection and manipulation of tiny entities such as single molecules, nanotubes, nanocubes, cells, viruses, proteins, and DNA molecules. Readers discover the most promising nanorobotic manipulation and assembly methods and find clear examples of key application areas, including nano sensors, electronics, and biomedical engineering.
Ning Xi is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan State University. He holds an M.S. in computer science from Northeastern University and an M.S. and D.Sc. in system science and mathematics from Washington University. Guangyong Li is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He holds an M.S. in control theory and applications from the Beijing Institute of Control Engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University.
Preface.; Part I: Background - Introduction. Physics of Nano Manipulation and Assembly.; Part II: Components - Actuation Methods for Nanorobotic Manipulation and Assembly. Sensing in Nanorobotic Manipulation and Assembly.; Part III: Systems - Scanning Probe Microscopy Based Nanorobotic Manipulation and Assembly. Force-Field Based Nano Assembly. Nano-Assembly by Micro and Nano Fluidics.; Part IV: Applications - Robotic Assembly of Nano Devices. Robotic Manipulations of Biological Objects. Future of Nanorobotic Manipulation and Assembly.