U.S. National Academies Report
on Molecular Manufacturing
Federal review calls for funding experimental research
The National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies reviewed the concept and analysis of high-throughput molecular manufacturing and reported its findings in conjunction with its triennial review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The report cites the physics-based analysis in Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation, and calls for experimental research directed toward molecular manufacturing, including both demonstations of principle and exploration of development paths.
The report calls for research that guides long-term vision. The subsequent Battelle-led Technology Roadmap describes appropriate research directions, leading from current laboratory capabilities and near-term objectives to advanced capabilities for high-throughput atomically precise manufacturing.