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Molecular Combinatory Computing for Nanostructure Synthesis and Control

by Bruce MacLennan last modified May 04, 2009 - 10:18
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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.