「ナノテクノロジーと熱測定」 川合 知二教授に聞く [in Japanese] Prof. T. Kawai Talks on Nanotechnology and Calorimetry [in Japanese]
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Chemical thermodynamics and calorimetry are strongly expected to help nano-science and nanotechnology. Thermodynamic properties of nano-materials should be characterized as functions of size and their specific structures. In the nano-world, atoms and molecules self-organize nanostructures just by thermal energy. Nanotechnology needs a theoretical guide, which describes the self-organization and nano-crystal growth in terms of chemical bonds and chemical thermodynamics. DNA network is presented as an example of nanotechnology. DNA is modified with man-made materials which provide various functions. In this example, it is emphasized again that thermodynamic comprehension is necessary to control the formation of nanostructure.
- Netsu Sokutei
Netsu Sokutei 29(3), 135-138, 2002-06-30
Japan Society of Calorimetry and Thermal Analysis