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Chapter 2

Building Nanostructures—from the Top Down and from the Bottom Up

Michelangelo was a ‘top-down’ artist. He took one huge, raw block of Carrara marble and after years of chiseling away produced a spectacular masterpiece like David. In the process, he reduced the original block of marble to half its original volume and left the other half as waste. The nanotechnolog...

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Print publication date
17 Sep 2009
Copyright year
2009
Print ISBN
978-1-84755-883-1
PDF eISBN
978-1-84755-960-9