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1 Introduction - MatSci 316 Nanoscale Science, Engineering...

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Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Instructor: Yi Cui Department of Materials Science and Engineering Email: yicui@stanford.edu 1 MatSci 316 Teaching Assistants Jia Zhu Office: McCullough 209 Email: jiazhu@stanford.edu Han Sun Kim Email:shansun@stanford.edu Readings for this lecture (uploaded three articles): - Nanotech for law and business - There’s plenty of room at the bottom - IWGN.Nanotechnology.Brochure
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What is nanotechnology? The National Science Foundation defines nanotechnology as “research and technology development at the atomic, molecular or macromolecular levels, in the length scale of approximately 1-100 nanometer range, to provide a fundamental understanding of phenomena and materials at the nanoscale and to create and use structures, devices and systems that have novel properties and functions because of their small and/or intermediate size. Definition of Nano Science and Technology 1 meter = 1 billion nanometer Diameter of a hair = 100,000 nanometer
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“ What I want to talk about is the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale…. What I have demonstrated is that there is plenty of room – that you can decrease the size of things in a practical way. I now want to show that there is plenty of room. I will not now discuss how we are going to do it, but only what is possible in principle …. We are not doing it simply because we haven’t yet gotten around it”. (December 1959) There is plenty of room at the bottom History of Nanotechnology
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Feynman offered $1000 to anyone who could: 1. Build a motor that would fit inside a 1/64’’x1/64”x1/64” box (400 μ m). 2. Write a page of text with letters that are small enough for the Encyclopedia
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2010 for the course MATSCI 316 taught by Professor Cui,y during the Winter '08 term at Stanford.

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