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dc.contributor.authorKelly, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorDean, MCen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-12T10:09:39Z
dc.date.available2016-01-12T10:09:39Z
dc.date.issued2016-02-12en
dc.identifier.citationKelly & Dean. Nanotechnology (2016) Vol. 27, Article 112501. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/11/112501
dc.identifier.issn0957-4484
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/253195
dc.description.abstractFor a science to become a technology, a certain level of control has to have been established over the way items are fabricated for manufacture and use. Here we first consider the challenge of making and using a LEGO® brick scaled down by a factor of 10n for n=0-6 in each spatial dimension, i.e. from millimetres to nanometres. We consider both the manufacture and the subsequent properties of the nanobricks that pertain to their use in constructing and dismantling structures. As n increases, the ability to use fails first, to manufacture fails second and to fabricate fails last. Applied to the vast literature in nanoscience, this process emphasises the unmanufacturability of most nanoscale artefacts.
dc.description.sponsorshipWe thank EPSRC for support under grant EP/J010888/1.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Physics
dc.titleA specific nanomanufacturing challengeen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from the Institute of Physics via http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0957-4484/27/11/112501en
prism.number112501en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameNanotechnologyen
prism.volume27en
dc.rioxxterms.funderEPSRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/J010888/1
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1088/0957-4484/27/11/112501en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-02-12en
dc.identifier.eissn1361-6528
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/J01088X/1)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-02-12


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