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Understanding Nanotechnology

Provides explanations of nanotech applications in areas such as energy, medicine, and consumer goods, from the co-author of Nanotechnology For Dummies.

http://www.understandingnano.com/




C&EN Cover Story: Nanotechnology

From the December 2003 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, debate between K. Eric Drexler and Richard E. Smalley about the feasibility of molecular nanotechnology.

http://pubs.acs.org/cen/coverstory/8148/8148counterpoint.html




Dimension-Dependent Properties of Macromolecules in Nanoscopic Structures

Paper by J.J. de Pablo and P.F. Nealey, presented at the 2002 NAE Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

http://books.nap.edu/books/0309087325/html/11.html#pagetop




Nanotechnology Introduction Pages

Covers technical and measurement basics, a descriptive introduction to nanotechnology, a short list of areas where nanoscale science is applied today, some papers and more.

http://www.nanotech-now.com/nano_intro.htm




Unbounding the Future: the Nanotech Revolution

What molecular nanotechnology will mean in practical terms. Web version of the book by K. Eric Drexler, Chris Peterson, and Gayle Pergamit.

http://www.foresight.org/UTF/Unbound_LBW/index.html




An Overview of Nanotechnology and Molecular Manufacturing

By Eric Drexler, an introduction to the topic, its importance, how it relates to current scientific knowledge and laboratory capabilities, and the components and organization of molecular manufacturing systems.

http://www.e-drexler.com/p/idx04/00/0325nanoOverview.html




Engines of Creation

Online version of the book by K. Eric Drexler first published in 1986, discusses both the technology and its possible applications and consequences.

http://www.e-drexler.com/d/06/00/EOC/EOC_Cover.html




Friction at the Nano-Scale

Article by Jacqueline Krim of North Carolina State University on NanotechWeb.org, discusses the importance of friction, heat transfer and energy dissipation at the atomic level on the functioning of nanomachines.

http://nanotechweb.org/articles/feature/4/2/1/1




Nanotechnology Streaming Videos

Videos and animations showing nanotech-related demonstrations, interviews, and talks.

http://www.nanoindustries.com/streaming.html




What is Nanotechnology?

From IBM, a definition of the field and short descriptions of various subdisciplines such as nanomaterials and nanomechanics.

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research.nsf/pages/r.nanotech.defined.html