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Strategies for Catalysis in Nanoscale Devices and Applications

William A Goddard, III* and Tahir Cagin

Materials and Process Simulation Center, California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125 USA

This is an abstract for a presentation given at the
Seventh Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
There will be a link from here to the full article when it is available on the web.

 

A great deal of progress has been made recently in synthesizing and assembling nanoscale structures with interesting and unique properties. We will present some new strategies based on using catalysts to synthesize unique structures not easily synthesized using traditional techniques. These systems will be simulated using de novo atomistic and mesoscale simulation techniques to generate the structures and properties of some nanoscale novel devices.

In addition, we will propose some nanoscale catalysts that might serve as useful reactors and energy sources for nanoscale systems. This will also be illustrated by atomistic simulations.


*Corresponding Address:
William A Goddard, III
California Institute of Technology, Materials and Process Simulation Center and Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Pasadena, CA 91125 USA
Phone: 626 395 2731; Fax: 626 585 0918
E-mail: wag@wag.caltech.edu; Web: http://www.wag.caltech.edu/



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