chapter  18
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Nanostructural Architectures from Molecular Building Blocks

WithDamian G. Allis and James T. Spencer...........................................................................................18-1

MBBs are, therefore, the structural intermediates between atoms, the most basic of all building units, and macromolecules or extended arrays, of which the MBBs are the common structural element. While many MBB approaches are not directed toward the design of nanostructures or nanoscale materials, all share the same design considerations and are consistent with the criteria used to distinguish the MBB approaches considered here from other nanoscale fabrication techniques.