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Study and Overview about Molecular Manufacturing System

T T M Kannan1 , A Hussain Lal1, M Ganesan1, and R Baskaran2
1.Department of Mechanical Engineering, JJ College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy 9.
2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shivani College of Engineering, Trichy 9.

Abstract—Molecular manufacturing is a branch of nanotechnology that involves the use of nanoscale (extremely small) Machine tools and non-biological processes to build structures, devices and systems at the molecular level. Nanoscale objects have dimensions on the order of a few nanometers (nm) or less, where 1 nm is equal to a billionth of a meter (10–9 m). Molecular manufacturing is distinct from nanoscale technology, another major branch of nanotechnology in which standard size tools are used to manufacture simple nanoscale structures and devices. Two technological capabilities are key to economically viable molecular manufacturing, and are essential to reap the tremendous benefits and the full potential of manufacturing in the 21st century. The first key is the ability to fabricate physical structures with molecular precision. The second key is the ability to fabricate massive quantities of molecularly precise structures, or to assemble larger objects from vast numbers of molecularly precise smaller objects. We will need a theoretical and experimental program to develop molecularly precise fabrication of diamondoid structures using machine-phase nanotechnology. We will also need a theoretical and experimental program to develop methods for massive parallelization of these newly developed machine-phase techniques for molecularly precise fabrication. This combined effort will result in the full realization of the tremendous potential for 21st century manufacturing

Index Terms—Anon, Molecular, Nanofactory, Nano machinery, Nano robots

Cite: T T M Kannan, A Hussain Lal, M Ganesan, and R Baskaran, "Study and Overview about Molecular Manufacturing System," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol.2, No. 1, pp. 193-201, January 2013.