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Nanorobotics lab

A lab facility for research on nanopositioning has been established at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU.

Several positioning devices have been acquired for this purpose, as well as a complete scanning probe microscopy system from Park Systems.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation required for high resolution, high bandwidth motion control. This includes a Michelson interferometer, capacitive displacement probes, piezoelectric force transducers, charge amplifiers, and high-bandwidth high-voltage amplifiers.

For closed loop control, several standard hardware-in-the-loop solutions are available, including solutions utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). In order to obtain satisfactory noise performance, we also employ good old fashioned analog computers. Facilities for fast prototyping of printed circuit boards are readily available at the department.

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