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.
*wag@wag.caltech.edu
http://www.wag.caltech.edu/

Abstract

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.