Using a Virtual Reality Environment to Simulate the Pushing of Cylindrical Nanoparticles

Document Type : Research Paper


1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, I. R. Iran

2 Faculty of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch, Qazvin, I. R. Iran


With the rise in the use of AFM (Atomic Force Microscope), we have witnessed a growing use of atomic
microscope based nanorobots in the precise displacement of various particles. There are certain limitations to
the application of nanorobots in the moving of nanoparticles. One of the most important of these limitations
is the lack of an appropriate image feedback concurrent with the displacing process; thus, the design of a
graphical interface is essential in this regard. In this paper, the displacement of a cylindrical nanoparticle in
a straight path, and in the air medium, has been simulated by means of a virtual reality graphical interface.
This simulation is actually aimed at eliminating the previously stated limitation through the use of a graphical
interface. The procedure has been presented in seven stages and the relevant diagrams of each stage have
been extracted. Then, the obtained diagrams have been interpreted and discussed. In the end, by using the
experimental results and the existing simulations for spherical particles, the presented results have been