MANIPULATION OF MICRO- AND NANOOBJECTS APPLYING A DEVICE WITH SHAPE
A.V. Mashirov1,V.A. Dikan2, A.V.
Irzhak2, D.I. Zakharov2, P.V. Mazaev1,
A.M. Zhikharev1, A.P. Kamantsev1,
V.S. Kalashnikov1, V.V. Koledov1,
A.V. Shelyakov3, V.G. Shavrov1
Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of RAS, Moscow, Russia
NUST «MISiS», Moscow, Russia
NUNT «MEPHI», Moscow, Russia
The paper is received on December 10, 2014
This work describes creation and
research of a device for grabbing micro- and nanoobjects, so called
“nanotweezers”, with operating body made of two-layer composite material
consisting of rapidly quenched layer of Ti2NiCu with shape memory
and amorphous layer of Pt. A certain way of manufacturing of such a material is
proposed, by using localized ion etching and ion-beam stimulated chemical vapor
deposition. Authors describe a construction of “nanotweezers” they made using
these techniques and also a series of experiments on grabbing and manipulation
of real submicron-sized objects. A radiation of infrared semiconductor laser
was used to perform actuation. A probability of manipulation of objects, like
carbon nanotubes, graphene sheets, TaS3 whiskers and biological
objects, was shown experimentally.
bimetallic composite material, manipulation of micro- and nanoobjects,
nanotweezers, shape memory effect.