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Hacking matter : levitating chairs, quantum mirages, and the infinite weirdness of programmable atoms

Author: Wil McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2004, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book's science is solid and McCarthy's fervor genuinely infectious. The future never felt so close.- Wired.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCarthy, Wil.
Hacking matter.
New York : Basic Books, 2004, ©2003
(DLC) 2002015887
(OCoLC)243699749
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wil McCarthy
ISBN: 9780786723416 0786723416
OCLC Number: 818357731
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; July 4th, 2100 Programmable Matter: A Retrospective; Acknowledgments; 1 Clarke's Law and the Need for Magic; A Matter of Scale; 2 Standing Waves; Semiconductors and Quantum Wells; Building Atoms; Unusual Computing Properties; The Quantum Laboratory; 3 The Play of Light; Quantum Dot Corporation; Nanoparticle Films; Photoelectric Effects; Reflection, Refraction, and Beauty; Quantum Color; 4 Thermodynamics and the Limits of the Possible; Back to Electrostatics; Energy Storage; Heat Flows; Pumping Heat; Squeezably Soft; 5 Magnetism and Mechanics. Electron Structure of Natural AtomsElectrons and Magnetism; Magnetic Dots in the Real World; The Chemistry Set; Superstrong Materials?; 6 The Point-and-Click Promise; Wellstone: A Logical Endpoint; The Real World Intrudes; Shortcuts to Wellstone; The Matter in General; 7 The Programmable City; Against the Wind; Follow the Sun; That Warm Glow; Taming the Flow of Heat; Heat and Lighting; Better Homes; City Lights; 8 The Future Tense; Transportation; Arts and Fashion; Industry and Commerce; Medicine and Biology; Military and Aerospace; If You Thought That Was Crazy ... Operation-Figs 5a and 5bOperation-Figs 6a and 6b; Operation-Figs 7a and 7b; Conclusion, Ramifications, and Scope; Claims: I Claim; Quantum Dot Fiber; Quantum Dot Fiber; Acronyms; Index.
Responsibility: Wil McCarthy.
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