Research and Markets: Nanomechanics and Nanoelectronics: Molecule-Size Machines

Oct 15, 2004, 01:00 ET from Research and Markets

    DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
 ( has announced the addition of
 Nanomechanics and Nanoelectronics: Molecule-Size Machines to their offering.
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     This report examines the current state of nanomechanics and
 nanoelectronics technologies, organizes key issues and puts them in context,
 and succinctly explains how the technologies work.
     Nanotechnology research is aimed at building minuscule machines and
 electronics and constructing materials molecule-by-molecule. Raw materials
 include inorganic matter like metals and semiconductors, molecules like
 polymers and carbon nanotubes, and biological molecules like DNA and proteins.
     The technology promises to open the way to faster and lower-power
 electronics, jewellery-size computers, data storage densities in the realm of
 several terabits per square centimetre, ultrahigh-bandwidth communications
 devices, microscopic transmitters and receivers, new types of devices like
 handheld biological sensors, and inexpensive manufacturing processes.
     Near-term nanotech developments will make materials tougher and lubricants
 slipperier. Longer-term research is focused on developing the basic building
 blocks of nanoscale technology -- components that are hundreds of times
 smaller than a red blood cell.
     The report includes an executive summary, a list of 18 developments to
 look for as these cutting-edge technologies take shape, and a section of 25
 researchers to watch, including links to their Web pages. It also includes a
 quick tour of 56 recent developments in eight areas and a section of 42
 in-depth news stories from TRN.
     The stories are organized into eight categories:
     1. Carbon nanotube electronics
     2. Nanowire electronics
     3. Nanowire fabrication
     4. Molecular electronics
     5. Nanotube mechanics
     6. Molecular mechanics
     7. Light-driven molecular mechanics
     8. Biomolecular mechanics.
     For more information visit
      Laura Wood
      Senior Manager
      Research and Markets
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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