Nanoscale Assembly

Chemical Techniques

  • Wilhelm T. S. Huck

Part of the Nanostructure Science and Technology book series (NST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Wenyong Wang, Takhee Lee, M. A. Reed
    Pages 43-64
  3. Mercedes Crego-Calama, David N. Reinhoudt, Juán J. García-López, Jessica M. C. A. Kerckhoffs
    Pages 65-78
  4. Dustin K. James, James M. Tour
    Pages 79-98
  5. Seung-Yong Jung, Edward T. Castellana, Matthew A. Holden, Tinglu Yang, Paul S. Cremer
    Pages 99-117
  6. K. Velonia, J. J. L. M. Cornelissen, M. C. Feiters, A. E. Rowan, R. J. M. Nolte
    Pages 119-185
  7. Joe McLellan, Yu Lu, Xuchuan Jiang, Younan Xia
    Pages 187-216
  8. George M. Whitesides, Jennah K. Kriebel, Brian T. Mayers
    Pages 217-239
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-244

About this book


Recent advances have pushed the limits of lithography firmly into the sub-100 nm domain, with smallest feature sizes around 10 nm. However, compared to living organisms, devices fabricated using nanolithography are not nearly as complex, as they are essentially 2D and contain only a limited number of chemical elements. For centuries, Nature has been a major inspiration for science. First of all to learn how Life functions at cellular level, but increasingly, as a blueprint for designing non-natural devices where the building blocks and their assembly are inspired by biological examples. The key tool in translating these examples into the domain of engineering, has been self-assembly or self-organization. This book gathers a spectrum researchers who have not only furthered our knowledge of self-assembly using small molecules, polymers and colloidal particles as building blocks, but who have also shown it to be a practical tool in the assembly of an astonishing variety of devices, ranging from molecular electronics to biosensors.


Technologie design electronics nanostructure nanotechnology organization science technology transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Wilhelm T. S. Huck
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry Melville LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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