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Title: Weaving Nanotechnology Dreams with Nanotubes

The continuous reduction of device sizes, which is rapidly approaching the atomic level, calls for new approaches to design and test future building blocks of nanotechnology. Computers will become themore » most powerful tools to interpret what happens on the nanometer scale, where as I will illustrate, structures of carbon may become stronger than steel, yet turn into quantum conductors or even efficient heat conductors. In nanostructures that form during a hierarchical self-assembly process, even defects may play a different, often helpful role. An efficient self-healing process may convert less stable atomic assemblies into other, more perfect structures, thus answering an important concern in molecular electronics. Defects may even be used in nano-scale engineering to form complex systems such as carbon foam or nanotube peapods. I will show how some of these challenging problems can be most efficiently addressed in simulations on recently available massively parallel supercomputers.« less
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Title: Weaving Nanotechnology Dreams with Nanotubes
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Publication Date: 2003-01-15
OSTI Identifier: 1015651
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%25
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on January 15, 2003
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; CARBON ; COMPUTERS ; DEFECTS ; DESIGN ; NANOSTRUCTURES ; NANOTUBES ; SUPERCOMPUTERS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:09:52
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27