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Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation

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Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing and Computation

By E. Drexler

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Format: Hardback, 576 pages
Other Information: Ill.
Published In: United States, 24 November 1992
Written by the foremost theoretician in the field, it presents the fundamental principles of molecular mechanics and mechanosynthesis. Commences with a description of simple components, followed by an analysis of several systems such as nanomechanical computers and molecular factories. Includes an illuminating look at the future of computers and manufacturing.

Table of Contents

PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES. Classical Magnitudes and Scaling Laws. Potential Energy Surfaces. Molecular Dynamics. Positional Uncertainty. Transitions, Errors, and Damage. Energy Dissipation. Mechanosynthesis. COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS. Nanoscale Structural Components. Mobile Interfaces and Moving Parts. Intermediate Subsystems. Nanomechanical Computational Systems. Molecular Sorting, Processing, and Assembly. Molecular Manufacturing Systems. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES. Macromolecular Engineering. Paths to Molecular Manufacturing. Appendices. Afterword. Symbols, Units, and Constants. Glossary. References. Index.

EAN: 9780471575474
ISBN: 047157547X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: 26 x 18 x 3 centimetres (1.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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