Motion planning and manipulation of multiple nanowires simultaneouly under electric-fields in fluid suspension

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Abstract

The automated steering and manipulation of multiple nanowires independently would enable the potentially scalable assembly of nanodevices for a variety of applications. We present an electric-field-based design for simultaneous motion planning and manipulation of multiple nanowires in liquid suspension. The design is built on a micro-fluidic device that is actuated by a simple, generic set of electrodes. We first present a motion-control algorithm to simultaneously steer multiple nanowires along desired trajectories under controlled electrophoretic forces, while compensating for background electro-osmotic flow. A two-stage motion-planning algorithm is then presented to generate the desired trajectory for each individual nanowire. Numerical simulations and experimental results confirm and demonstrate the performance of the proposed motion planning and control design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationAutomation for a Sustainable Future, CASE 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages489-494
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781467381833
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 7 2015
Event11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: Aug 24 2015Aug 28 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Other

Other11th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2015
Country/TerritorySweden
CityGothenburg
Period8/24/158/28/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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