Computational Nanotechnology Research Group

Papers by Ralph Merkle

Ralph Merkle: Computational Nanotechnology

Ralph Merkle and K. Eric Drexler: Helical Logic

Ralph Merkle: Reversible electronic logic using switches

Ralph Merkle: Two Types of Mechanical Reversible Logic

Jingping Peng, Robert A. Freitas Jr., Ralph Merkle. In press. Theoretical Analysis of Diamond Mechanosynthesis, Part I. Stability of C2 Mediated Growth of Nanocrystalline diamond C(110) Surface, J. Comp. Theor. Nanosci. 1(March 2004)

David J. Mann, Jingping Peng, Robert A. Freitas Jur., Ralph Merkle. In press. Thoeretical Analysis of Diamond Mechanosynthesis. Part II. C2 Mediated Growth of Diamond C(110) Surface via Si/Ge-Triadamantane Dimer Placement Tools, J. Comp. Theor. Nanosci. 1(March 2004)

Ralph Merkle and Robert A. Freitas Jr.: Speeding the development of molecular nanotechnology

George D. Skidmore, Eric Parker, Matthew Ellis, Neil Sarkar and Ralph Merkle: Theoretical analysis of a carbon-carbon dimer placement tool for diamond mechanosynthesis

George D. Skidmore, Eric Parker, Matthew Ellis, Neil Sarkar and Ralph Merkle Exponential assembly

IEEE: Nanotechnology: what will it mean?,IEEE Computer magazine, January 2000, Vol 33 No 1, page 51

Nanotechnology 11 (2000) 89-99: Molecular building blocks and development strategies for molecular nanotechnology

Congressional testimony before the House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Basic Research, Nanotechnology hearings, June 22 1999

Biotechnology as a route to nanotechnology

Trends in Biotechnology, July 1999, Vol 17 No 7, pages 271-274.

Casing an assembler, Nanotechnology 10 (1999) pages 315-322.

Making smaller, faster, cheaper computers, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 86 No 11, November 1998, pages 2384-2386

Whither nanotechnology? (1998) published in R&D status and trends in nanoparticles, nanostructured materials, and nanodevices in the United States, Richard W. Siegel, Evelyn Hu, and M.C. Roco, pages 156-160.
This is the proceedings of a May 1997 workshop cosponsored by ONR, AFOSR, NIST, NASA, NIH and DOE, and run by WTEC (World Technology Evaluation Center).

A proposed "metabolism" for a hydrocarbon assembler, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 149-162.

Theoretical studies of reactions on diamond surfaces, by S.P. Walch and R.C. Merkle, Nanotechnology 9 (1998) pages 285-296.

NASA applications of molecular nanotechnology, by Al Globus, David Bailey, Jie Han, Richard Jaffe, Creon Levit, Ralph Merkle, and Deepak Srivastava, The Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 51 (1998) pages 145-152.

Dynamics of He/C60 flow inside carbon nanotubes, by Robert E Tuzun, Donald W Noid, Bobby G Sumpter and Ralph C Merkle, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 112-118.

It's a small, small, small, small world, MIT Technology Review, Feb/Mar 1997 page 25.

A new family of six degree of freedom positional devices, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 47-52.

Convergent assembly, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 18-22.

Binding sites for use in a simple assembler, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 23-28.

Chemical storage of data, by Charles W. Bauschlicher Jr, Alessandra Ricca and Ralph C. Merkle, Nanotechnology 8 (1997) pages 1-5.

Helical logic, with K. Eric Drexler, Nanotechnology 7 (1996) pages 325-339.

Design considerations for an assembler, Nanotechnology 7 (1996) pages 210-215.

Dynamics of fluid flow inside carbon nanotubes, by R. E. Tuzun, D.W. Noid, Bobby G. Sumpter and R. C. Merkle, Nanotechnology 7 (1996) pages 241-246.

Self replicating systems and low cost manufacturing, in: The ultimate limits of fabrication and measurement, M.E. Welland, J.K. Gimzewski, eds.; Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1994, pages 25-32.

Molecular manufacturing: adding positional control to chemical synthesis,

Two types of mechanical reversible logic, Nanotechnology 4 (1993) pages 114-131.

Reversible electronic logic using switches(106KB html text only), or PDF with illustrations) Nanotechnology 4 (1993) pages 21-40.

A Proof about Molecular Bearings, Nanotechnology 4 (1993) pages 86-90.
Towards Practical Reversible Logic, by Ralph C. Merkle, in Workshop on Physics and Computation, PhysComp '92, October, Dallas Texas; IEEE press 1992.

Self replicating systems and molecular manufacturing, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 45 (1992) pages 407-413.

Theoretical studies of a hydrogen abstraction tool for nanotechnology, by Charles Musgrave, Jason Perry, Ralph C. Merkle and William A. Goddard III; Nanotechnology 2 (1991) pages 187-195.

Computational nanotechnology, Nanotechnology, 2 (1991) pages 134-141.