This course has two types of assignments:
The purpose of the paper review and presentations are to:
Paper 1 - Park, Sang-II, and C. F. Quate. "Tunneling Microscopy of Graphite in Air." Applied Physics Letters 48, no. 2 (13 January 1986): 112-114.
Paper 2 - Hamley, I. W. "Nanostructure Fabrication Using Block Copolymers." Nanotechnology 14 (2003): R39–R54.
Paper 3 - Bower, Chris, Wei Zhu, Sungho Jin, and Otto Zhou. "Plasma-induced Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes." Applied Physics Letters 77, no. 6 (7 August 2000): 830-832.
Paper 4 - Kim, S., G. Barbastathis, and H. L. Tuller. "MEMS for Optical Functionality." Journal of Electroceramics 12 (2004): 133–144.
Paper 5 - Hierold, Christofer. "From Micro- to Nanosystems: Mechanical Sensors go Nano." Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 14 (2004): S1–S11.
Paper 6 - Thurn-Albrecht, T., J. Schotter, G. A. Kästle, N. Emley, T. Shibauchi, L. Krusin-Elbaum, K. Guarini, C. T. Black, M. T. Tuominen, and T. P. Russell. "Ultrahigh-Density Nanowire Arrays Grown in Self-Assembled Diblock Copolymer Templates." Science 290 (15 December 2000): 2127-2129.
Paper 7 - Chung, Jaehyun, Kyong-Hoon Lee, Junghoon Lee, and Rodney S. Ruoff. "Toward Large-Scale Integration of Carbon Nanotubes." Langmuir 20, no. 8 (2004): 3011-3017.
Paper 8 - DeVoe, Don L., and Albert P. Pisano. "Modeling and Optimal Design of Piezoelectric Cantilever Microactuators." Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 6, no. 3 (September 1997): 266-270.
Paper 9 - "Rice Refining Production of Pure Nanotube Fibers." Pioneering fiber production methods similar to those of Kevlar(R), Zylon(R).
Paper 10 - Roundy, Shad, Paul K. Wright, and Jan Rabaey. "A Study of Low Level Vibrations as a Power Source for Wireless Sensor Nodes." Computer Communications 20 (2003): 1-14.
Paper 1 - Lyshevski, Marina Alexandra. "Brownian Motor Analysis and its Application to Nanosystems." MPZ: Nanotechnology: biological systems and applications, IEEE-NANO 2002 (26 August 2002).
Paper 2 - Gao, Wei, Robert J. Hocken, John A. Patten, John Lovingood, and Don A. Lucca. "Construction and Testing of a Nanomachining Instrument." Precision Engineering - Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology 24 (2000): 320–328.
Paper 3 - Sitti, Metin, Baris Aruk, Hiroaki Shintani, and Hideki Hashimoto. "Development of a Scaled Teleoperation System for Nano Scale Interaction and Manipulation." Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 21-26, 2001.
Paper 4 - Barbastathis, George, Hyun Jin In, Will Arora, Tilman Buchner, and Henry I. Smith. "The Nanostructured Origami™ 3D Fabrication and Assembly Process."
Paper 5 - Boukallel, Mehdi, Emmanuel Piat, and Joël Abadie. "Passive Diamagnetic Levitation: Theoretical Foundations and Application to the Design of a Micro-nano Force Sensor." Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 2003.
Paper 6 - Gao, Wei, Takeshi Araki, Satoshi Kiyono, Yuichi Okazaki, and Masashi Yamanaka. "Precision Nano-fabrication and Evaluation of a Large Area Sinusoidal Grid Surface for a Surface Encoder." Precision Engineering 27 (2003): 289–298.
Paper 7 - Sato, Kaiji, Kentaro Ito, Seiichi Hata, and Akira Shimokohbe. "Self-alignment of Microparts Using Liquid Surface Tension-behavior of Micropart and Alignment Characteristics." Precision Engineering 27 (2003): 42–50.
Paper 8 - Lyshevski, Sergey Edward. "Synthesis and Analysis of Induction Nanomachines." IEEE (2003). This paper appears in: Nanotechnology, 2003. IEEE-NANO 2003. Proc. IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, San Francisco, CA, 2003.
Paper 9 - Sitti, Metin, and Ronald S. Fearing, "Synthetic Gecko Foot-Hair Micro/Nano-Structures for Future Wall-Climbing Robots." Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, September 14-19, 2003.
Paper 10 - Dubey, A., C. Mavroidis, A. Thornton, K. Nikitczuk, and M. L. Yarmush. "Viral Protein Linear (VPL) Nano-Actuators." Nanotech 1 (2004).
Each problem set of the term project is a 1- 2 page of design summary of your important decisions/modeling/progress to date. We would expect to see detailed sketches, major equations and plots which demonstrate that you are on the right track. A short discussion of risks/mitigation plans and your group's schedule (constrained by the syllabus of course) would be important as well.
Problem Set 1: Macro to Micro Flexure Design Exercise (PDF)
Problem Set 2: MEMS Intuition Exercise (PDF)
Problem Set 3: Tunneling Current Sensitivity Exercise (PDF)
Problem Set 4: Homogeneous Transformation Matrix Exercise (PDF)
Problem Set 5: HTM-Kinematic Coupling Exercise (PDF)
Problem Set 6: Kinematic Coupling Stiffness Exercise (PDF)