It is a bit ironic the
growth in a field dealing with the ultrasmall is
so large. However, the range of
applications for which nanoapplications are being
considered is large and ever expanding.
The following are but a few examples I have run across during light
literature leading. The field is
immense, growing, and truly interdisciplinary.
“Nanomachines” – Professor
Alex Zettl’s group at UC Berkeley
dealing with a relatively easy and inexpensive way to construct nanoimages developed by Paul Rothemond
is described in Technology
Review, Kevin Bullis,
March 16, 2006. Take a look at the pictures linked in the
Ellis-Behnke’s team at MIT have demonstrated the use of
nanometer-sized protein particles to form a “ladder” for the
facilitation of the growth of neurons across damaged areas. The approach has shown some effectiveness
in hamsters. The work is documented
G. Ellis-Behnke, et.
al., (2006) Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, 103 (13), 5054-5059. (This takes about a minute to load
depending on connection speed.)
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