Nanomanufacturing Empowered with Artificial Intelligence

A special issue of Nanomanufacturing (ISSN 2673-687X).

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: metamaterials; machine learning; nanophotonics; plasmonics; optics

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School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: scalable nanomanufacturing: lithography and imaging; optical and magnetic data storage; nanoscale energy conversion, transfer and storage for alternative energy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past decades, artificial intelligence has become the hottest research topic that is gradually impacting almost all aspects of human life.

As Moore’s law indicates, the number of microchip transistors roughly doubles every two years. Throughout the past fifty years, technique improvements in nanomanufacturing have consistently added power to computers, which nurtures the growth of artificial intelligence (AI).

Eventually, this year we witnessed the boom of ChatGPT. Such AI techniques will significantly impact science and technology and can potentially update our technology to a new level. The era of AI is coming, which may lead to the next Industrial Revolution.

As artificial intelligence keeps growing every day, we think it is of great importance to discuss the impacts of AI on its soil, namely, nanomanufacturing. This Special Issue is designed to cover topics about nanomanufacturing techniques empowered with AI-related techniques.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Machine learning/deep learning methods applied in nanomanufacturing;
  • Design of machine learning/deep learning algorithms for multiscale manufacturing;
  • Top-down and bottom-up nanomanufacturing techniques optimized with artificial intelligence;
  • Nanodevices designed and fabricated for AI applications;
  • Nanoscale storage systems for big data and high-performance computing platforms;
  • Discovery of nanomaterial properties with machine-learning methods.

Dr. Feng Cheng
Dr. Liang Pan
Guest Editors

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New Polymers In Silico Generation and Properties Prediction
by Andrey A. Knizhnik, Pavel V. Komarov, Boris V. Potapkin, Denis B. Shirabaykin, Alexander S. Sinitsa and Sergey V. Trepalin
Nanomanufacturing 2024, 4(1), 1-26; - 19 Dec 2023
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We present a theoretical approach for the in silico generation of new polymer structures for the systematic search for new materials with advanced properties. It is based on Bicerano’s Regression Model (RM), which uses the structure of the smallest repeating unit (SRU) for [...] Read more.
We present a theoretical approach for the in silico generation of new polymer structures for the systematic search for new materials with advanced properties. It is based on Bicerano’s Regression Model (RM), which uses the structure of the smallest repeating unit (SRU) for fast and adequate prediction of polymer properties. We have developed the programs (a) GenStruc, for generating the new polymer SRUs using the enumeration and Monte Carlo algorithms, and (b) PolyPred, for predicting properties for a given input polymer as well as for multiple structures stored in the database files. The structure database from the original Bicerano publication is used to create databases of backbones and pendant groups. A database of 5,142,153 unique SRUs is generated using the scaffold-based combinatorial method. We show that using only known backbones of the polymer SRU and varying the pendant groups can significantly improve the predicted extreme values of polymer properties. Analysis of the obtained results for the dielectric constant and refractive index shows that the values of the dielectric constant are higher for polyhydrazides than for polyhydroxylamines. The high value predicted for the refractive index of polythiophene and its derivatives is in agreement with the experimental data. Full article
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