Diamondoids as Molecular Building Blocks for Nanotechnology

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Abstract

Two different methods are envisioned for nanotechnology to build nanostructured systems, components, and materials: One method is named the “top-down” approach and the other method is named the “bottom-up” approach [1,2]. In the top-down approach the idea is to miniaturize the macroscopic structures, components, and systems towards a nanoscale of the same. In the bottom-up approach the atoms and molecules constituting the building blocks are the starting point to build the desired nanostructure [3].