Reading Materials

Drexler, Eric K. Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1992.

Fritz, Sandy. Understanding Nanotechnology: From the Editors of Scientific American. New

York: Warner Books, 2002. Hall, J. Storrs. Nanofuture: What's Next For Nanotechnology. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005.

Newton, David E. Recent Advances and Issues in Molecular Nanotechnology. Westport,

CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. Scientific American (authors). Key Technologies for the 21st Century: Scientific American: A Special Issue. New York: W.H. Freeman & Co, 1996.


Try the Simulator. To see a simulation of a scanning tunnel microscope go to: Videos from the Hitachi Corporation, movie/ What's Next in Nanotechnology?

Penn State University. Amazing Creatures with Nanoscale Features: This animation is an introduction to microscopy, scale, and applications of nanoscale properties. This activity is available for use via the Center Web site at edToolsActivities.html

Electron-Beam Lithography. Nanopolis Online Multimedia Library. Electron-beam lithography is a technique for creating extremely fine patterns required for modern electronic circuits.

NanoManipulator: Seeing and Touching Molecules. http://www.nanotech-now. com/multimedia.htm

Video Zyvex. Nanomanipulator, Zyvex S100 DVD Preview. Research/SEM_manip/Manip.html


Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM): Describes the STM's development.

Scanning Probe Methods Group, University of Hamburg: Academic research group using scanning probe methods (SPM), emphasis on investigating the relationship between nanostructure and nanophysical properties.

IBM Almaden STM Molecular Art: Some of the famous images of atoms and molecules made with IBM's scanning tunneling microscope. http://www.almaden.

NanoManipulator: University of North Carolina—The NanoManipulator provides an improved, natural interface to SPMs (STMs and ATMs). Research/nano/index.html

Exploring the Nanoworld.

The Incredible Shrunken Kids. 20040609/Feature1.asp


You can create an edible, layered cookie (nanosmore) that will represent the process of photolithography by creating a patterned silicon wafer using a substrate and a photoresist with simple foods. mainstreetscience/nanosmores_and_photolithography.pdf

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