Laser technology: producing and assembling micro polymer components -- COMPAMED Trade Fair

Laser technology: producing and assembling micro polymer components

Interview with Prof. Cemal Esen, Chair of Laser Application Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum

Assembling components ten micrometers in size like Lego bricks without touching them? The team led by Professor Esen at the Ruhr University Bochum manages to do this by combining three laser techniques. In the near future, the plan is to develop micro-robots that are able to conduct analyses in the human body and send important information.

05/01/2016

Photo: Cemal Esen

Prof. Cemal Esen; © RUB, Damian Gorczany

Photo: Optical tweezers © RUB, Damian Gorczany
Photo: Drop
Photo: Cemal Esen, Sarah Ksouri and Jannis Köhler looking at a computer © RUB, Damian Gorczany
Photo: Sarah Ksouri and Jannis Köhler work together © RUB, Damian Gorczany
Photo: Jannis Köhler © RUB, Damian Gorczany
Photo: rotatable structure © RUB, Lehrstuhl für Laseranwendungstechnik
Photo: Connection techniques

Sarah Ksouri works with connection techniques. With those bricks you can assemble it into larger structures. The microscopic puzzle keep together only because of their complementary form; © RUB, Lehrstuhl für Laseranwendungstechnik

Photo: Lorraine Dindas

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