The 11th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology will be held at the San Francisco Airport Marriott,
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010. The Conference will begin with a reception the evening of Thursday, October 9, and end Sunday, October 12, 2003. An intensive Tutorial on Foundations of Nanotechnology will be held on October 9.
This 2003 Conference home page will provide the information you will need about the conference and to register for the conference. After the conference is over, this page will provide the permanent archive for the conference.
Rapid advances in our ability to image, manipulate, and probe the properties of matter at the atomic scaletogether with emerging insights into structure, function and self-assembly in biological systemsare bringing to fruition the tremendous promise of nanotechnology first recognized by Richard Feynman over 40 years ago. In the next decade, current research into the science and technology of nanostructures is expected to have a major impact on fields ranging from consumer electronics to space exploration and medicine.
The Foresight Institute's first Conference on Nanotechnology, which pre-dated the National Nanotechnology Initiative by a decade, was the first comprehensive conference on the topic of nanotechology. Foresight sponsored events continue to be the premiere venue for discussing new and innovative multidisciplinary research in nanotechnology. Last year's conference, the 10th in the series, attracted researchers from academic, government and industrial laboratories world-wide, and included papers from the electronics, medical, computing, and biological communities. Foresight's 11th Conference will continue this level of excellence by providing a forum in which leaders from all disciplines delving into science and technology at the nanoscale can present and discuss their most recent results and ideas.
The Foresight Conference covers the key topics required for an integrated understanding of molecular nanotechnology:
Products and goals
Nanostructures underlie all nanotechnologies. Their diverse physical, chemical and electronic properties determine what nanotechnologies can do.
Nanomaterials gain special mechanical, optical, and electronic properties from their nanoscale structure.
Nanodevices including sensors, transistors, actuators, and others will be components first of early products, and later of advanced nanosystems.
Nanoelectronics is a natural extension of the microelectronic technologies of today, expected to be a crucial application of emerging nanotechnologies.
Enabling technologies, tools, and parts
Sensors at the nanoscale can be used to recognize molecules and to probe the properties of surfaces and objects at the atomic scale.
Nanotubes provide strong, stiff building blocks with diverse electronic properties, suiting them for use in a wide range of nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS).
Biomolecular machinery evolved by nature such as the bacterial flagellar motor and the actin-myosin system of muscle has shown the feasibility of molecular machine systems and may provide prefabricated working components.
Scanning probe instruments have led the way in imaging and manipulating molecular structures on surfaces.
Computational chemistry enables designers of molecular systems to understand which designs will produce which results, helping synthetic chemists to produce devices that will function properly in systems.
Molecular machines produce controlled motion on a molecular scale. By bringing other molecules together in a controlled way, they will one day be used to control the sequences of chemical reactions that will enable molecular manufacturing of complex nanosystems.
Enabling sciences and principles
Supramolecular chemistry by moving beyond the traditional concern with individual molecules to a focus on building larger structures from assemblages of molecules is a key enabling technology for a wide range of nanosystems.
Self-assembly the principle behind supramolecular chemistry and the assembly of the molecular machinery of living systems is central both to many present-generation nanotechnologies and to anticipated pathways toward complex nanosystems.
There will be oral presentations and a poster session during the conference. The poster session will be held on Friday afternoon. On Saturday there will be additional time for viewing and discussion of the posters. All those who wish either to speak or to present a poster must submit an abstract. The deadline for submitting abstracts is June 16, 2003. The abstracts should be no longer than 500 words including references and footnotes. Each submitted abstract may include only one graphic in jpg or gif format. The size should be no larger than 400 x 400 pixels (will be displayed at 72 dpi). Abstracts not in the appropriate format will be returned without being considered.
All accepted abstracts will be permanently available on the WWW at www.foresight.org.
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Fraser Stoddart, University of California at Los Angeles Meccano on the NanoScale: A Blueprint for Making Some of the World's Tiniest Machines
Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern University Self-Assembly of Nanophotonic Materials and Device Structures
2003 Foresight Institute Feynman Prize Winners Recipients of the Theory and Experimental prestigious prizes will present their nanotechnology research
Hicham Fenniri, National Research Council and the University of Alberta Organic Nanotubes with Tunable Dimensions and Properties
Jan Genzer, North Carolina State University Material Templating through Substrate-bound Molecular and Macromolecular Gradients
Marya Lieberman, University of Notre Dame Molecular Quantum-dot Cellular Automata: Computation without Current
Mark S. Lundstrom, Purdue University Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Device Physics, Technology, and Applications
Seth Marder, Georgia Institute of Technology Two-Photon Materials Chemistry
Susannah Scott, University of California at Santa Barbara Layer-by-layer construction of metal oxide and nitride thin films by non-hydrolytic condensation
Susan Sinnott, University of Florida Nanometer-Scale Engineering of Composites
Donald A. Tomalia, Central Michigan Univ. & Dendritic Nanotechnologies Limited Synthetic Control of Dendritic Nanostructures Both Within and Beyond Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers
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