Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments About the Editors List of Contributers Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Overview 1.2 Impact of Nanomaterials 1.3 Challenges and Difficulties in Manufacturing Nanomaterials-Based Devices 1.3.1 Role of Microfluidics 1.3.2 Role of Robotic Nanoassembly 1.4 Summary References Chapter 2 Nanomaterials Processing for Device Manufacturing 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes 2.3 Classification of Carbon Nanotubes using Microfluidics 2.3.1 Dielectrophoretic Phenomenon on CNTs 2.3.2 Experimental Results: Separation of Semiconducting CNTs 2.4 Deposition of CNTs by Microrobotic Workstation 2.5 Summary References Chapter 3 Design and Generation of Dielectrophoretic Forces for Manipulating Carbon Nanotubes 3.1 Overview 3.2 Dielectrophoretic Force Modeling 3.2.1 Modeling of Electrorotation for Nanomanipulation 3.2.2 Dynamic Modeling of Rotational Motion of Carbon Nanotubes for Intelligent Manufacturing of CNT-Based Devices 3.2.3 Dynamic Effect of Fluid Medium on Nano Particles by Dielectrophoresis 3.3 Theory for Microelectrode and Electric Field Design for Carbon Nanotube Applications 3.3.1 Microelectrode Design 3.3.2 Theory for Microelectrode Design 3.4 Electric Field Design 3.5 Carbon Nanotubes Application-Simulation Results 3.5.1 Dielectrophoretic Force: Simulation Results 3.5.2 Electrorotation (Torque): Simulation Results 3.5.3 Rotational Motion of Carbon Nanotubes: Simulation Results 3.6 Summary References Chapter 4 Atomic Force Microscope-Based Nanorobotic System for Nanoassembly 4.1 Introduction to AFM and Nanomanipulation 4.1.1 AFM’s Basic Principle 4.1.2 Imaging Mode of AFM 4.1.3 AFM-Based Nanomanipulation 4.2 AFM-Based Augmented Reality System


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About the authors

Ning Xi

Dr Ning Xi is Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and received his D.Sc. degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis , Missouri in December, 1993. He received his M.S. degree in computer science from Northeastern University , Boston , Massachusetts , and B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Currently, he is John D. Ryder Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Michigan State University . Dr. Xi received the Best Paper Award in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems in August, 1995. He also received the Best Paper Award in the 1998 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation. Dr. Xi was awarded the first Early Academic Career Award by the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society in May, 1999. In addition, he is also a recipient of National Science Foundation CAREER Award. His research interests include robotics, manufacturing automation, micro/nano systems, and intelligent control and systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

King Lai

Dr King W.C. Lai is Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City University, Hong Kong. He has over 10 years of research experience in micro/nano manipulation and micro/nano assembly. His main research interests include development of micro/nano sensors using MEMS and nanotechnology; design and fabrication of MEMS/nano systems and devices, optical sensing system and photovoltaics, nanobiotechnology, automation and manipulation of micro/nano scale systems. He has contributed to the research and development of nanomanufacturing technology for various nanodevices. He developed a micro/nano robot and a microinjection system for microassembly and microspotting of nanomaterials such as carbon nanotube, graphene etc. He has also developed apply the systems for the observation and manipulation of different biological samples such as living cells and DNA strands. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed conference papers, book chapters and high-quality journals in the field of micromanipulation, nanorobotics and MEMS devices

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at City University, Hong Kong.