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Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing is an NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC). The mission of The Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM) at the University of Massachusetts is to be a leading research and education center for the development of efficient, cost effective process platforms and versatile tools for the two and three dimensional integration of components and systems across multiple length scales. The approach integrates nanofabrication processes for sub-30 nm elements based on directed self-assembly, additive-driven assembly, nanoimprint lithography, high fidelity 3-D polymer template replication, and conformal deposition at the nanoscale with Si wafer technologies or high-rate roll-to-roll (R2R) based production tools to yield materials and devices with unprecedented performance for computing, energy conversion and human health. The CHM effort is made comprehensive by research on device design, modeling and prototype testing in functional architectures that takes advantage of the specific hierarchical nanomanufacturing capabilities developed by the Center.

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Center Highlights

Nanotechnology Training for K12 Science Teachers at the NSEC Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing

Multiplexed Imaging of Nanoparticles in Tissues

Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Flexible Low-operating Voltage Organic FETs using Solution-based Hybrid High-K Dielectrics

Formation of Pre-Competitive R2R Research Consortium

NNN/InterNano Accomplishments and Goals 2011-2016

Roll-to-Roll Nanoimprint Test Bed

Quantum Dot Ribbons, Grids, and Complex Patterns Spanning Many Length Scales are Printed using Scalable Flow-Coating Methods

Reconfigurable Nanowire Fabric for Computation: Simulations and Experimental Prototyping

Floating Gate Memory via Additive Driven Assembly: Opportunities for Device Fabrication using Solution Processing and Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing

Nanoimprinting on Impregnated Fabric Substrates

Towards High-Rate Nano-Manufacturing of Gold Nanoparticle Lines

Thermoreflectance Microscopy: Metrology for Optoelectronic Devices

A Natural Route to Nanowires and Energy Storage

Microfluidic Sensors for Resource-limited Areas

Quantum Dot Stability in Cells is Size Dependent

National Nanomanufacturing Network Events

Nanotechnology Training for K12 Science Teachers at the NSEC Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing

CHM website