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Table Of Contents

Biographical Note
1.1. What is molecular nanotechnology?
1.2. Comparisons
1.3. The approach in this volume
2.1. The role of classical continuum models
2.2. Scaling of classical mechanical systems
2.3. Scaling of classical electromagnetic systems
2.4. Scaling of classical thermal systems
2.5. Beyond the classical continuum model:
3.1. The PES concept
3.2. Quantum theory and approximations
3.3. Molecular mechanics
3.4. Potentials for chemical reactions
3.5. Continuum representations of surfaces
3.6. Molecular models and the continuum approximation
3.7. Further reading
4.1. Models of dynamics
4.2. Non-statistical mechanics
4.3. Statistical mechanics
4.4. PES revisited: accuracy requirements
4.5. Further reading
5.1. Uncertainty in engineering
5.2. Thermally excited harmonic oscillators
5.3. Elastic extension of thermally excited rods
5.4. Bending of thermally excited rods
5.5. Piston displacement in a gas-filled cylinder
5.6. Longitudinal variance from transverse rod deformation
6.1. Overview
6.2. Transitions between potential wells
6.3. Placement errors
6.4. Thermomechanical damage
6.5. Photochemical damage
6.6. Radiation damage
6.7. Device and system lifetimes
7.1. Overview
7.2. Radiation from forced oscillations
7.3. Phonons and phonon scattering
7.4. Thermoelastic damping and phonon viscosity
7.5. Compression of square and harmonic potential wells
7.6. Transitions among time-dependent wells
7.7. Conclusion
8.2. Perspectives on solution-phase organic synthesis
8.3. Solution-phase synthesis and mechanosynthesis
8.4. Reactive species
8.5. Forcible mechanochemical processes
8.6. Mechanosynthesis of diamondold structures
8.7. Conclusion
1.1. Overview
9.2. Nanomechanical components in a structural context
9.3. Surface effects on stiffness in nanoscale components
9.4. Control of shape in nanoscale components
9.5. Nanoscale components of high rotational symmetry
9.6. Conclusions
10.1. Overview
10.2. Spatial fourier transforms of nonbonded potentials
10.3. Sliding of irregular objects over regular surfaces
10.4. Symmetrical sleeve bearings
10.5. Other sliding-interface bearings (and bearing systems)
10.6. Atomic-axle bearings
10.7. Gears, rollers, and belts
10.8. Barriers in extended systems
10.9. Dampers, detents, and clutches
10.10. Conclusions
11.1. Overview
11.2. Digital signal transmission with mechanical rods
11.3. Gates and logic rods
11.4. Registers
11.5. Combinational logs, systems and finite-state machines
11.6. Clocking and power distribution for CPU-scale systems
11.9. Interfacing to conventional microelectronics
11.10. Conclusion
12.1. Overview
12.2. Molecule acquisition and concentration
12.3. Molecule sorting
12.4. Ensuring that sites are occupied
12.5. Molecule processing
12.6. Reagent application
12.7. Larger-scale assembly
12.8. Conclusion
13.0 Abstract
13.1. Introduction
13.2. Tip-array geometry and forces
13.3. Molecular tips in AFM
13.4. Imaging with molecular tips
13.5. Positional synthesis
A.1. Overview
A.2. How related fields have been divided
A.3. Mechanical engineering and microtechnology
A.4. Chemistry
A.5. Molecular biology
A.6. Protein engineering
A.7. Proximal probe technologies
A.8. Feynman's 1959 talk
A.9. Conclusion
References
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