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Nanosystems : molecular machinery, manufacturing, and computation

Author: K Eric Drexler
Publisher: New York : Wiley, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Written by a leading researcher in the field and one of its founders, Nanosystems is the first technical introduction to molecular nanotechnology - an emerging field that has sparked increasing interest and controversy. This groundbreaking book describes fundamental physical principles, components and devices, then examines applications including computers of unprecedented power and manufacturing systems able to

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drexler, K. Eric.
New York : Wiley, ©1992
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K Eric Drexler
ISBN: 047157547X 9780471575474 0471575186 9780471575184
OCLC Number: 26503231
Notes: "A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Awards: Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1992.
Description: xx, 556 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction and overview --
Part I: Physical principles. Classical magnitudes and scaling laws ; Potential energy surfaces ; Molecular dynamics ; Positional uncertainty ; Transitions, errors, and damage ; Energy dissipation ; Mechanosynthesis --
Part II: Components and systems. Nanoscale structural components ; Mobile interfaces and moving parts ; Intermediate subsystems ; Nanomechanical computational systems ; Molecular sorting, processing, and assembly ; Molecular manufacturing systems --
Part III: Implementation strategies. Macromolecular engineering ; Paths to molecular manufacturing --
Appendix A: Methodological issues in theoretical applied science --
Appendix B: Related research --
Afterword --
Symbols, units, and constants --
Responsibility: by K. Eric Drexler.
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