Center for Nanoscale Chemical-Electrical-Mechanical Manufacturing Systems (Nano-CEMMS)
Phenomena that occur at the nanoscale (a nanometer is one-billionth of a meter) can have widespread impact on industries such as health care and electronics, but only if the methodologies and tools that exploit the phenomena exist. The Nano-CEMMS Center is focused on the problem of fabricating structures at sizes smaller than can be seen (transduced) and manipulated (transcribed). The Center's vision is to make the most basic elements of manufacturing, the transcription of matter and the transduction of its state, a practical reality at the nanoscale. Its goals are to build a manufacturing tool that can, in reasonable time scales, build three-dimensional structures from the nano- to micro- to macro-length scales, simultaneously handle liquids and solids, and utilize multiple types of raw materials. Researchers with the Center also plan to develop the technologies that enable the industrial production and use of this manufacturing tool.
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