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Title: Microtechnology: The key to the technical challenges of the 21st century

Through the ages each culture and civilization has expressed its values and world view in the form of monuments derived from its most advanced and valued technologies. From pyramids to cathedrals, skyscrapers and moon rockets, our technology has enabled us to leave our mark on the landscape and in the minds of our people. In the 21st century, the compelling technology will be that of the micro-world, enabling the fabrication of structures with features smaller than the wavelengths of light. Such structures will allow use to monitor and control electrical, chemical, and optical phenomena in ways never before imagined. As in the past we will continue to create monuments, but the technological monuments of the 21st century will likely be viewed through a microscope. This report provides a discussion of microtechnology in the 21st century.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10192204
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--115147; CONF-9308168--2
ON: DE94000403
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: International seminar on planetary emergencies,Erice (Italy),19-24 Aug 1993; Other Information: PBD: Aug 1993
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MICROELECTRONICS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; MINIATURIZATION; ECONOMICS; COST; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; LENSES; INTEGRATED CIRCUITS; PRODUCTION 426000; COMPONENTS, ELECTRON DEVICES AND CIRCUITS