materials are virtually free from intrinsic stress. They
have been produced as free-standing matter that seemed impossible
for diamond-like carbon before this discovery. When QUASAMÔ
(possessing a density as human bones, mechanical properties and
thermal resistance as steel, and a chemical resistance as the noble
metals) becomes available as basic construction materials, it will
revolutionize aviation and space technology, as well as many other
industries - including the fast growing industry of personal protection.
Besides QUASAMÔ may work as the active
materials, such as multifunctional smart skins providing mechanical
and anti-icing protection and stress monitoring for airplanes and
other crafts. Most importantly, QUASAMÔ
materials consist of the most common and environmentally friendly
components, and they possess excellent biocompatibility. It may
be assumed that these hospitable synergetic carbon solids (possessing
exceptionally large "free volume") should be effective as a matrix
for nanoelectronics like silicon is for microelectronics. The diagrams
in Figure 5 show the relative mechanical properties of QUASAMÔ
and other constructive materials.
made the following statement. "The key issue is not invention. Everything
natural is known by Nature. The key issue is just to help Nature
to combine its best features."
is jointly supported by CAMP and NanoDynamics (a Corporate Member
of CAMP). He is working closely with Professor Babu.
For more information
about Dr. Benjamin Dorfman and his research, please send email to
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Device Technology Workshop Held at Clarkson University
of the 2004 Quantum Device Technology Workshop held at Clarkson
University. (Professor Privman is in the front row center - # 9.)
2004 IEEE NTC Quantum Device Technology Workshop (which took place
in May at Clarkson University) was organized by Clarkson's Center
for Quantum Device Technology. The event was chaired by Clarkson
Professor Vladimir Privman, Director of the Center and one of the
world's leading experts in the fields of quantum computing and spintronics.
The Nanotechnology Council (NTC) of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) was the technical sponsor of this
event, which was funded by the National Science Foundation and the
U.S. Army Research Office.
Over 60 eminent scientists and engineers from around
the world attended the interdisciplinary scientific workshop which
focused on future technology when device functions will be so fast,
and have dimensions of only a few atoms, that quantum-mechanical
behavior will be manifest in their operation and design. The workshop
provided a forum for a global discussion of applications in the
areas of quantum computation and communication, quantum cryptography,
spintronics, and quantum effects in nanosize semiconductor and mechanical
devices. The proceedings of this workshop will be published in IEEE
Transactions on Nanotechnology, the flagship journal of IEEE in
the field of advanced device research.