Getting experimental results in nanotechnology can be a long, hard slog — those doing this work need and deserve inspiration. Beautiful nanoscale images — both of current results and future designs — can help. Damian Allis shows us some of his own images in his post about a new nanoscale art/gallery site called Nanohedron. From the post by Damian:
Peter Kutchukian, a current graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard, has started a new nanotechnology-related art/gallery site, www.nanohedron.com. As part of his first content round, which include a number of experimental, computational (myself included), and purely artistic nanoscale images, Peter requested a few from my gallery, which I was delighted to submit to his site. Included are the bearing assembly (below) and the ever-popular fused diamondoid single-walled carbon nanotube van der Waals crimp junction.
His interest in some of the carbon nanotube/dative bond designs in the gallery also motivated me to finally repost the slides from my first nanotech talk, The Design of Carbon Nanotube-Based Dative Structures from Supramolecular Principles, at the Foresight Nanotech Institute 10th Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology from way back in 2002.
Some of these images are worth making into posters. —Christine