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Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems

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University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Research in the Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS) addresses a central problem in the development of nanotechnology: how to assemble structures at sizes smaller than can be seen (or transduced) and manipulated (or transcribed). Making three-dimensional, nanoscale devices and systems from millions to trillions of different types of molecules is incredibly difficult. The Center's goal is to develop a reliable, robust and cost-effective nanomanufacturing system to make nanostructures from multiple materials. This technology will allow advancements and discoveries in nanoscience to move from the laboratory to production. The Nano-CEMMS Center is a partnership of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, University of California - Irvine, University of Notre Dame, and Northwestern University.

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Center Highlights

Designing Functional Inks for Directed Materials Assembly

Understanding Anomalous Current - Voltage Characteristics in Microchannel-Nanochannel Interconnect Devices

Micro-Assembly using Elastomeric Surfaces with Switchable Dry Adhesion

MOCVD Growth of Multistack Compound Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanomaterials for Printable Solar Cells, LEDs, & FETs

Zero Mode Waveguide Studies of Single Enzyme Kinetics

Making Diodes in the Classroom

Protein Array Fabrication with E-jet Printing

GaAs Doping Superlattice Emitters

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