Nanomachines & Nanomanipulation
INL considers strategic an activity of basic “blue-sky” research in nano-machines. INL’s goal is to become one of the leaders in this field of research. Nanomachines are systems that can result from a combination of mechanical, sensorial, electronic, computational and communication functions.
This area of activity will encompass micro and nanofabricated NEMS structures (nanoactuactors, nano sensors, nano-fuel cells) targeted at single/few molecule manipulation, and biomolecule interaction detection.
The area also covers the design, synthesis and operation of molecular objects (self-assembly, biomimetic chemistry), and of instruments required to interact with these single molecule structures, such as miniaturized magnetic and optical tweezers). Externally modified self-assembly will also be a key point towards the fabrication of devices using nanoparticles as building blocks. Of major interest is the design of molecular bio-electronical devices, merging the physical principals of electronics and computer engineering with the functional and structural principles of biology.
Study cases and related materials
- Design and Synthesis of Unconventional Magnetic Nanoparticles and Core-Shell Nanostructures
- Investigations on the structure of Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-like Nanoparticles by aberration corrected STEM
- Study of morphology of Au / Ag nanoclusters
- Nanoparticles and NanomagnetismISM
- Self-organized dye nanocomposites
- Design, synthesis and characterization of biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles and derived materials for hyperthermia applications
- Potential approach towards developing organic thin-film photovoltaic systems by inexpensive solution-based fabrication technology
- Synthetic tooth enamel: Nanostructured Poly (KAMPS)/aragonite white filling composite materials for dentistry applications
- Reverse switching and charge trapping phenomena in hybrid organic-inorganic thin-film composite material
- Investigations of Bimetallic Nanoparticles and Nanowires by aberration corrected STEM
- Novel Nano-enabled Energy Efficient and Safe HVAC ducts and systems contributing to a healthier indoor environment
- Polymer-based magnetic nanocomposites from soft templates
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) starts a FP7 European Commission funded project related with the improvement of Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) sys...