NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
(Northeastern, UMass-Lowell, University of New Hampshire, Michigan State) The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing is developing tools and processes to enable high-rate/high-volume bottom-up, precise, assembly of nanoelements (such as carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, etc.) and polymer nanostructures. The center’s nanotemplates are utilized to conduct fast massive directed assembly of nanoelements by controlling the forces required to assemble, detach, and transfer nanoelements over large areas. The developed technology will accelerate the creation of highly anticipated commercial products and will enable the creation of an entirely new generation of applications in electronics, energy, material, bio/medical areas.