Synthetic Strategies for Nanoscale Devices and Applications

William A Goddard III* and Tahir Cagin

Materials and Process simulation Center, California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA 91125, U.S. A.


In this talk, we will present various chemical synthesis pathways for use in nanoscale device and component development. These pathways involve
  1. ring opening methathesis polymerization which involves a living catalyst react at 300 K until out of polymer terminate with specific chemical lower temperature to 200 K
  2. Ziegler-Natta Catalysts for Stereocontrol
We will elucidate these synthetic pathways using numerical computations using advanced quantum chemistry methods. We will relate these pathways in developing nano-gates, nano-springs, nano-tip arrays, lubricant and bearings for nanomechanical systems.