Plenty of room revisited focus : Nature Nanotechnology
Introducing the subject further, he identified that new field of physics as "the problem of manipulating and controlling things on a small scale," a concept now known as the science of nanotechnology. Scroll to Feynman: Theory, then click on Feynman's Diagrams, and then Theory, at the bottom of the page, to find out about "the fundamental smallest building blocks from which all matter is made. See also the sitemap link that leads to other updates, and see the nanotechnology link that leads to a page of information for the general reader, FAQs, special topics such as the history of nanotechnology, studying nanotechnology, projected applications of technology, and sources of further information. Ralph C.
There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom: An Invitation to Enter a New Field of Physics
Although versions of the talk were reprinted in a few popular magazines it went largely unnoticed and did not inspire the conceptual beginnings of the field. Beginning in the s, however, nanotechnology advocates cited it to establish the scientific credibility of their work. Feynman considered a number of interesting ramifications of a general ability to manipulate matter on an atomic scale. He was particularly interested in the possibilities of denser computer circuitry, and microscopes that could see things much smaller than is possible with scanning electron microscopes. These ideas were later realized by the use of the scanning tunneling microscope , the atomic force microscope and other examples of scanning probe microscopy and storage systems such as Millipede , created by researchers at IBM.
Feynman, Richard P. In: Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology. ISBN Full text is not posted in this repository. Consult Related URLs below.