Molecular Nanotechnology

Graphitic Thrust Bearing Wireframe

This page contains a series of Jumping off points for learning about the emerging technology of Molecular Manufacturing. This technology will probably become widely available in the first part of the next century. Simply put, this technology provides a mechanism to allow the inexpensive manufacture of atomically precise objects of any description that does not violate physical law.

On This Site:

Nanotechnology Links on my Bookmarks
Molecular Model Library

An A-Z Index of links to nanomachine Model files and Images. Also, view models Interactively in full 3-D realtime renderings.

Galleries besides my own:

Nanomedicine (And other) Galleries of Images at!

J. Storrs Hall [JoSH] Foglet


Preparing for nanotechnology:

Foresight Institute

The Foresight Institute's goal is to guide emerging technologies to improve the human condition. Foresight focuses its efforts upon nanotechnology, the coming ability to build materials and products with atomic precision, and upon systems that will enhance knowledge exchange and critical discussion, thus improving public and private policy decisions. [K. Eric Drexler, widely thought of as the "Father of Nanotechnology" is the Chairman of this organization]

This is one of my favorite chapters from Unbounding the Future, Drexler's second layperson's book on Nanotech, hosted at Foresight

Institute for Molecular Manufacturing:

Molecular Neon Pumg Core

IMM is the Research Side of the Foresight Institute, from which many of the new designs for Nanomachine parts come.

Nanotechnology Research at Zyvex

Molecular Sorting Motor

Maintained by Ralph Merkle.

Also J. Storrs Hall and his Utility Fog, and here is Foglets "Holding Hands"

Y-Not Fullerene

Rick Smalley's home page.

Known as Mr. Buckyball for his work on the C-60 molecule in the mid 80's and his 1996 Nobel prize for the same, he runs the Rice University Nanoscale Engineering department. Rice has made a large investment into the research of Nanotechnology and education of students of the new discipline. Smalley's new work includes bucktubes, and variations on Scanning Probe Microscopy.

The NASA Ames Computational Molecular Nanotechnology Group.

Fullerene Gears

Doing federally funded research into Fullerene-Based Nanotechnology, with the targeted goal of creating Replicating Assemblers(!).

Nadrian C. Seeman's Home Page

Truncated DNA octahedron

Large Image here. "Our laboratory is investigating unusual DNA molecules in model systems that use synthetic molecules." - Nadrian C. Seeman

North Carolina State University Solid State Theory Group Page

Tearing Bucktubes

Including Boris I. Yakobson's home page (with this image).

The North Carolina site has only 2 things so far:

UK Nanotechnology

Institute of Nanotechnology

"The Institute of Nanotechnology has been created to foster, develop and promote all aspects of nanotechnology in those domains where dimensions and tolerances in the range 0.1nm to 100 nm play a critical role." - from Mission Statement

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This page last modified 4/29/04.