Visualization of nanoManipulation using an interactive virtual environment

Chun Ta Chen*, Shin Yong Chen, Chien Hsiang Liao, Shi Chang Zeng

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This work lies on the framework of an interactive virtual environment for nanomanipulation. The model for the simulation of a manipulated nanoparticle dynamics in the virtual environment is constructed from the computed molecular dynamics. According to the operation by single-tip scanning probe microscope(SPM) for the nanomanipulation, the molecular forces are calculated based on the Lennard-Jones force-field such that the motion of the manipulated nanoparticles can be rendered for real-time virtual reality applications. Moreover, by coupling the CAD softwares to virtual reality (VR) techniques, the interactive virtual environment is developed for intuitive nanomanipulation visualization. Using the simulated nanomanipulation environment in VR, the operator can characterize and control the behavior of nanoparticles under the assumed SPM through physical simulation and 3D visualization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation for Applied Science and Technology
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783037856123
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012 - Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Duration: 2012 Nov 22012 Nov 6

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


Other2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology Innovation 2012, ICETI 2012


  • Molecular dynamics
  • Nanomanipulation
  • Scanning probe microscopy
  • Virtual reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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