Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines

Building and Probing Small for Mechanics

Editors: Joachim, Christian (Ed.)

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  • Provides an overview of the latest miniaturization trends for mechanics
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  • Introduces students and researchers to the latest advances in miniaturization of Mechanics at all scales
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This book presents mechanics miniaturization trends explored step by step, starting with the example of the miniaturization of a mechanical calculator. The ultra-miniaturization of mechanical machinery is now approaching the atomic scale. In this book, molecule-gears, trains of molecule-gears, and molecule motors are studied -one molecule at a time- on a solid surface, using scanning probe manipulation protocols and in solution as demonstrated in the European project "MEMO". All scales of mechanical machinery are presented using the various lithography techniques currently available, from the submillimeter to the nanoscale. Researchers and nanomechanical engineers will find new inspirations for the construction of minute mechanical devices which can be used in diverse hostile environments, for example under radiation constraints, on the surface membrane of a living cell or immersed in liquid. The book is presented in a format accessible for university students, in particular for those at the Master and PhD levels.


About the authors

Christian Joachim is the Director of Research at the Nanosciences Group in CEMES/CNRS, and an Adjunct Professor of Quantum Physics at ISAE Sup’Aero in Toulouse. In Singapore, he was A*STAR VIP at IMRE for atom technology and he now serves as the Head of the WPI MANA-NIMS satellite in Toulouse. He coordinated the integrated European projects “Bottom-up Nanomachines,” “Pico-Inside” and “AtMol” (2011–2014), whose objective was to prepare the construct of the first ever molecular chip. He is the author of more than 300 scientific publications and has given over 400 invited talks on electron transfer through a molecule, STM and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) image calculations, tunnel transport through a molecule, molecular devices, nanolithography, and single-molecule machines.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • From the Anthycytera Astronomical Clock to Single Molecule Scale Machinery

    Pages 1-7

    Joachim, Christian

  • From the Pascaline to a 5-Digits Metallic and Planar Miniature Mechanical Calculator 1 cm in Lateral Size

    Pages 9-20

    Abheillou, Pierre (et al.)

  • Photo-Microlithography Fabrication of the Parts of a Micro-Mechanical Calculator

    Pages 21-39

    Bourgerette, Christian (et al.)

  • Fabricating Solid State Gears at the Nanoscale: A Top–Down Approach

    Pages 41-63

    Mailly, D. (et al.)

  • Prototypes of Molecular Gears with an Organometallic Piano-Stool Architecture

    Pages 65-80

    Abid, Seifallah (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building and Probing Small for Mechanics
Editors
  • Christian Joachim
Series Title
Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56777-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56777-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56776-7
Series ISSN
2193-9691
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 232
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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