By William Illsey Atkinson
Nanoscience is taking know-how to a realm of magnificent chances. With Nanocosm, Atkinson finds a astonishing view of the quick way forward for nanoscience and its functions in medication, computing, engineering, and different arenas that impact our global, redefining how we paintings, play, and dwell.
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Once you’re using light, they say, whether the photons are visible frequencies or microwave RF [radio frequency] or whatever, you don’t need circuits at all. You can steer light using diffraction effects, or just broadcast it as a wavefront. Nanoscale CPU chips without circuitry as we know it—wouldn’t that be the ultimate wireless technology? “Then there’s the concept of photonic paper—a thin film of polymers with properties that make them rewritable and erasable. We’re very, very close to this material now.
Wang says. “I look at the brick—that is, material structure at the finest possible scale. 1–100 microns, or 100–100,000 nm. At this scale, the mollusk shell is incredibly strong. A close look at the mesoscalenanoscale interface reveals why. The mollusk shell has a unique structure. Its plates of natural nanocomposite are so tough because they resist sliding across, or separating from, adjacent plates. Each plate self-assembles on its surface a series of trapezoidal bumps, shaped like flattened pyramids.
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