David Kirkpatrick

August 28, 2008

Self-assembling nanostructures through chemistry

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:09 pm

From KurzweilAI.net — this is quite a breakthrough in simplifying nanotech assembly:

Big step in tiny technology
PhysOrg.com, Aug. 27, 2008

University of St Andrews researchers have developed a method of creating self-assembling nanostructures just one molecule thick — no sophisticated equipment or special environment (such as a high vacuum) required — as an alternative to conventional lithography, which is imprecise on a scale of a few nanometers.

(Manfred Buck)

The solution-based chemistry method assembles molecules into tiny dimples, themselves created when molecules self-assemble into a honeycomb-shaped network on a gold surface.

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