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Design and Creation of Nanomechanical Architectures from Folding of Ultrathin Bi-layer films

Grant


Scheme


  • Linkage International

Abstract


  • Nanostructures have broad implications both in fundamental research and in future nano- and bio-technologies. However, the nanofabrication to date remains largely empirical; most structures are made in a trial-&-error manner. This is due mainly to the lack of complete understanding of the underlying physical principles. Therefore, we propose to perform comprehensive multi-scale theoretical and computational studies to investigate the fundamental mechanisms governing the nanomechanical architecture of strained bi-layer nanometer-thick ultrathin films. Our goal is to establish this novel and versatile nanofabrication technique and demonstrate its vast potential by computational design and testing of various forms of nanostructures.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Contributor


Sponsor Award Id


  • LX0881899

Local Award Id


  • 9808

Contributor


Scheme


  • Linkage International

Abstract


  • Nanostructures have broad implications both in fundamental research and in future nano- and bio-technologies. However, the nanofabrication to date remains largely empirical; most structures are made in a trial-&-error manner. This is due mainly to the lack of complete understanding of the underlying physical principles. Therefore, we propose to perform comprehensive multi-scale theoretical and computational studies to investigate the fundamental mechanisms governing the nanomechanical architecture of strained bi-layer nanometer-thick ultrathin films. Our goal is to establish this novel and versatile nanofabrication technique and demonstrate its vast potential by computational design and testing of various forms of nanostructures.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Contributor


Sponsor Award Id


  • LX0881899

Local Award Id


  • 9808

Contributor