Monday, December 03, 2007

3d microparticle sculpting moves forward

Although it isn't "nano" per-se, it does verge on the sort of tech that hovers in the area. I commented on flow-lithography last year and now the bright people at MIT have extended the tech to include surface textures and porosity in their design profile. I'm going to be waiting with much anticipation to see if the methodologies from molecular imprint lithography can be dove-tailed into this field of work. If so we might soon (a couple years, the usual tech meaning of "soon") see exact or nearly exact atomic precision of placement come into play. Granted it'll only be that sort of precision with appropriate polymers but still a huge step in the direction of MNT.



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