It is greatly important to understand the mechanics of AFM-based nanorobotic manipulation for efficient and reliable handling of nanoparticles. Robust motion control of an AFM-based nanorobotic manipulation is much challenging due to uncertain mechanics in tip-sample interaction dominated by surface and intermolecular force and limitations in force and visual sensing capability to observe environment. This paper investigates a nanomechanic modeling which enables simulation for AFM-based nanorobotic manipulation, and its application to motion planning of an AFM-based nanorobot. Based on the modeling of intermolecular and adhesion force in AFM-based nanomanipulation, the behaviors of an AFM cantilever-based nanorobot by tip-sample interaction have been investigated for motion planning to grip and release nanoparticles. In the modeling of tip-sample interaction, we choose the Lennard-Jones force for non-contact regime, and indentation and adhesion force from JKR theory for contact regime. Simulation results provide insight into the mechanics of an AFM-based nanorobotic manipulation and applications of simulation results to motion analysis and motion planning are evaluated.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Technical Proceedings of the 2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 3
Published: February 23, 2003
Pages: 392 - 395
Industry sectors: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing | Medical & Biotech