Recent Appearances, Hessen-Nanotech and Institute of Physics

Not since Arthur Eddington‘s confirmation (from luck, skill, expectation, selective bias, or other) of space curvature by the Sun as predicted by Einstein‘s General Relativity have English and German scientists agreed so closely on a matter of scientific importance. Yes, the NanoEngineer-1 energy-minimized, POVRay-rendered fused diamondoid carbon nanotube van dew Waals crimp junction wins the eye candy prize yet again out of all the molecular mechanics-based structures in the gallery. Now that I’m trying more with Qutemol, we’ll see how subsequent selections go. Links and pdfs are provided below for bookkeeping purposes, as they’re already google-able.


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NE-1 and POVray
NE-1 and Qutemol

As standard procedure, I’m happy to provide free, hi-res graphics to interested parties of anything already in the gallery and have no problem with their general use provided that I know where they are showing up if they’re going to be put into paper-print.

The junction is floating on the back page (note the ruler to the left!) of the latest Science In Focus magazine issue on “The Future for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” at the kind request of Nina Hall, who I knew previously as the editor of the book “The New Chemistry.”

http://www.iop.org/activity/policy/Publications/file_22332.pdf (local copy)

The German site, hessen-nanotech.de, recently used the image as part of a publication on “Nanotechnologien für die optische Industrie,” “Nanotechnology for the Optics Industry,” which is about as far as my conversational German will get me at this point. In French, that would have been “Industrie optische,” which is about as far as my conversation French grammar gets me at this point. C’est dommage.

From the website:

Grundlagen für zukünftige Innovationen in Hessen\r\n\r\nDie Nanotechnologie und die Optik gelten als entscheidende Zukunftsfelder für die deutsche Industrie und als wichtige Jobmotoren. In Zukunft wird die NanoOptik nach Expertenmeinung unser Leben ähnlich grundlegend verändern wie das Auto oder die Computertechnologie. Fensterscheiben, die sich bei Sonnenlicht automatisch im gewünschten Farbton verdunkeln, sich selbst reinigen, Sonnenenergie effektiv in Strom umwandeln oder sich bei Bedarf in Bildschirme oder Beleuchtungselemente verwandeln. Das ist keine Science Fiction, sondern NanoOptik von morgen. Die vom Kompetenznetz für Optische Technologien in Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz Optence e.V. erstellte Broschüre “Nanotechnologien für die optische Industrie – Grundlagen für zukünftige Innovationen in Hessen” der Aktionslinie Hessen-Nanotech des Hessischen Wirtschaftsministeriums erläutert bestehende Anwendungen der Nanotechnologien in der Optik und zeigt zukünftige Anwendungspotenziale für Unternehmen auf.

http://www.hessen-nanotech.de/mm/NanoOptik_final_Internet.pdf (local copy)

The Brazilians, however, seem to prefer their nanotube-free Drexlerian nanotech (local copy).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Eddington
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravitational_lensing
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity
www.nanorex.com
www.povray.org
qutemol.sourceforge.net
www.somewhereville.com/?page_id=10
www.amazon.com/New-Chemistry-Nina-Hall/dp/0521452244/…qid=1184902460&sr=1-2
www.hessen-nanotech.de
www.nanoaventura.org.br

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