Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation
"Devices enormously smaller than before will remodel engineering, chemistry, medicine, and computer technology. How can we understand machines that are so small? Nanosystems covers it all: power and strength, friction and wear, thermal noise and quantum uncertainty. This is the book for starting the next century of engineering." - Marvin Minsky
MIT Science magazine calls Eric Drexler "Mr. Nanotechnology." For years, Drexler has stirred controversy by declaring that molecular nanotechnology will bring a sweeping technological revolution - delivering tremendous advances in miniaturization, materials, computers, and manufacturing of all kinds. Now, he's written a detailed, top-to-bottom analysis of molecular machinery - how to design it, how to analyze it, and how to build it. Nanosystems is the first scientifically detailed description of developments that will revolutionize most of the industrial processes and products currently in use.
This groundbreaking work draws on physics and chemistry to establish basic concepts and analytical tools. The book then describes nanomechanical components, devices, and systems, including parallel computers able to execute 1020 instructions per second and desktop molecular manufacturing systems able to make such products. Via chemical and biochemical techniques, proximal probe instruments, and software for computer-aided molecular design, the book charts a path from present laboratory capabilities to advanced molecular manufacturing. Bringing together physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, and computer science, Nanosystems provides an indispensable introduction to the emerging field of molecular nanotechnology.
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All factors incorporating bond frequencies neglect the increase in effective mass and effective stiffness resulting from atoms not directly participating in the bond . b . Tunneling cleavage rates . At sufficiently low temperatures ...
Bismuth ( Z = 83 ) , with its ability to form three ( albeit weak ) covalent bonds , is a candidate for inclusion at a nearby site in the supporting diamondoid structure . Mechanochemical processes involving pi - bond torsion appear to ...
Sigma bond A ocovalent bond in which ° overlap between two atomic orbitals ( e.g. , of osp , sp ?, or sp3 hybridization ) produces a single bonding orbital in which the distribution of shared electrons has a roughly cylindrical symmetry ...
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Classical Magnitudes and Scaling Laws
Potential Energy Surfaces
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