Ancient and Modern Printing Technologies Combine to Solve a Stubborn Nano-Fabrication Problem.
By Tom Imerito
In the half-century since Nobel Laureate, Richard Feynman gave his landmark, 1959 lecture, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” the field of nanotechnology has come a long way. As Professor Feynman prophesied, microscopes 100 times more powerful than those available then have become a reality. Today, scientists can pick up individual atoms, put them exactly where they want, and take pictures to prove they did it.
Nevertheless, the grand challenge of scaling bottom-up manufacturing to commercial production levels has remained elusive. [Continue Reading…]