This report introduces an area of science and technology that will make the breakthroughs of tomorrow - nanoscale science and engineering. Throughout history, most everything manufactured by humans was built from the top down. Molecular nanotechnology is the process of building things from the bottom up, atom by atom. This report provides a nanotechnology vision of the world and of the opportunities harbored in small scale engineering. It introduces and explores nanoscale territory including technology that sees and moves atoms, explains how to build structures from atomic and molecular scratch, and paints a picture of an evolving new reality - a nanotechnological future which is shaping the world, atom by atom and molecule by molecule. The report is an exercise in thinking and understanding the emerging fields of nanoscience and nanoengineering which are leading to unprecedented understanding and control over the fundamental building blocks of all physical things. Nanotechnology offers unprecedented potential for revolutionizing the ways in which materials and products are created.


  • English

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  • Pagination: 8 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00784278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 7 2000 12:00AM