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Molecular Combinatory Computing for Nanostructure Synthesis and Control by Bruce MacLennan — last modified May 04, 2009 - 09:18
Molecular combinatory computing makes use of a small set of chemical reactions that together have the ability to implement arbitrary computations. Therefore it provides a means of “programming” the synthesis of nanostructures and of controlling their behavior by programmatic means. We illustrate the approach by several simulated nano-assembly applications, and discuss a possible molecular implementation in terms of covalently structured molecular building blocks connected by hydrogen bonds.
Molecular Combinatory Computing for Nanostructure Synthesis and Control by Bruce MacLennan — last modified May 04, 2009 - 09:22
Molecular combinatory computing makes use of a small set of chemical reactions that together have the ability to implement arbitrary computations. Therefore it provides a means of “programming” the synthesis of nanostructures and of controlling their behavior by programmatic means. We illustrate the approach by several simulated nano-assembly applications, and discuss a possible molecular implementation in terms of covalently structured molecular building blocks connected by hydrogen bonds.
International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation by Bruce MacLennan — last modified May 04, 2009 - 09:25
The International Journal of Nanotechnology and Molecular Computation (IJNMC) publishes groundbreaking and innovative research in all areas of nanotechnology and molecular computation. These include, but are not limited to, theoretical, empirical, and technological research on all forms of molecular and chemical computing (DNA, RNA, peptide, etc.), membrane computing, carbon nanotubes and other nanoscale devices, quantum information processing, nanocomputation, algorithmic assembly and morphogenesis, complex adaptive matter and intelligent materials, molecular machines, nanorobotics, and new computational paradigms appropriate to nanotechnology. IJNMC is especially seeking papers in the fruitful interdisciplinary field where nanoscience and computer science meet.
Universally Programmable Intelligent Matter Project Homepage by Bruce MacLennan — last modified May 04, 2009 - 09:26
Intelligent matter is any material in which individual molecules or supra-molecular clusters function as agents to accomplish some purpose. Intelligent matter may be solid, liquid or gaseous, although liquids and membranes are perhaps most typical. Universally programmable intelligent matter (UPIM) is made from a small set of molecular building blocks that are universal in the sense that they can be rearranged to accomplish any purpose that can be described by a computer program. In effect, a computer program controls the behavior of the material at the molecular level. In some applications the molecules self-assemble a desired nanostructure by "computing" the structure and then becoming inactive). In other applications the material remains active so that it can respond, at the molecular level, to its environment or to other external conditions. An extreme case is when programmable supra-molecular clusters act as autonomous agents to achieve some end.