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Bottom-up production techniques
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by Cientifica 01 Nanotechnology

By Paul Holister, Cristina Roman, Tim Harper, Cientifica

October 2003

The distinction between bottom-up and top-down production techniques is often made in writings on nanotechnology. Top-down techniques take a bulk material and form and modify it into the desired product. This often, but not always, involves removing some material in the form of wastage. Bottom-up techniques build something from more basic materials. In general there is less likely to be wastage with bottom-up approaches.Existing techniques and methods are described in this white paper.

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