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Recent cases of &#39accessible&#39 high-tech: Open source chips & Origami robots

By | 2017-06-01T14:01:56+00:00 August 22nd, 2014|Articles, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Computational nanotechnology, Economics, Found On Web, Intellectual Property, Machine Intelligence, Nanobusiness, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Open Source, Reports & publications, Robotics|

Nanotech promises more commonplace access to advanced technology as material and fabrication costs fall and traditional barriers to innovation are removed. Examples are already being seen globally: more [...]

Advanced technologies by design

By | 2017-06-01T14:15:59+00:00 December 16th, 2013|Articles, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Molecular Electronics, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reports & publications, Research|

Design and prediction are integral to Atomically Precise Manufacturing and its development. This is in part because fully functional APM can be readily explored computationally today, to levels [...]

Carbyne: the strongest, stiffest carbon chain

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:12+00:00 October 11th, 2013|Articles, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular Electronics, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, News, Press Releases, Reports & publications, Research|

Carbyne – a straight line of carbon atoms linked by double bonds or by alternating single and triple bonds — is the next stiff, carbon-based structure with unusual [...]

Nanotubes aren&#39t stiff if they aren&#39t straight

By | 2017-06-01T14:24:28+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Articles, Government programs, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, News, Reports & publications, Research|

Materials scientists have pursued the question of why vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests show much lower modulus values than expected. Now researchers from Georgia Tech have found that [...]

Nanoscale box aids single-molecule optical detection

By | 2017-06-01T14:22:11+00:00 July 29th, 2013|Articles, Bionanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanomedicine, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Press Releases, Reports & publications, Research|

Good old fashioned boxes are here to stay, even in the context of nanoscale devices. Across a broad range of technologies and size regimes, boxes serve as containers [...]

Quantum dot conduction impacted by stoichiometry, not dangling bonds

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:15+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Articles, Energy, Molecular Electronics, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reports & publications, Research|

Quantum dots are semiconducting, nanoscale clusters that show electronic characteristics distinct from both bulk-scale materials and single molecules. Their special characteristics make quantum dots attractive for a broad [...]

Germanane: germanium&#39s answer to graphane

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:15+00:00 May 15th, 2013|Articles, Molecular Electronics, Nano, Nanodot, Nanoscale Bulk Technologies, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Reports & publications, Research|

Soon after graphene sheets were being produced on a laboratory scale routinely, researchers began producing the hydrogenated version graphane (with a hydrogen atom on each carbon). This step [...]

Arrays of artificial molecular machines could lead to atomically precise nanotechnology

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:29+00:00 December 29th, 2011|Articles, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Reviews, Roadmaps|

A tutorial review available after free registration presents a theory-based exploration of the difficulty in moving from simple molecular switches to arrays of artificial molecular machines capable to doing substantial, useful external work.

Tutorial review of the promise of artificial molecular machines

By | 2017-06-01T14:03:30+00:00 December 11th, 2011|Articles, Artificial Molecular Machines, Atomically Precise Manufacturing (APM), Bionanotechnology, Computational nanotechnology, Molecular manufacturing, Molecular Nanotechnology, Nano, Nanobiotechnology, Nanodot, Nanotech, Nanotechnology, Productive Nanosystems, Reviews, Roadmaps|

A tutorial review addresses the distinction between the many simple artificial molecular devices that are currently available and truly effective artificial molecular machines that would mimic the ubiquitous molecular machines present in living systems.