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1 Particle (Quantum) Nature of Matter: Photons, Electrons, Atoms, Molecules The granular nature of matter is the fundamental limit to making anything arbitrarily small. 1 nm, is possible. That chemical matter is composed of atoms is well known! In practice, of course, there are all sorts of limits on assembling small things to an engineering specification. At present there is hardly any systematic approach to making arbitrarily designed devices or machines whose parts are much smaller than a millimeter!
37 38 3 What are Limits to Smallness? tronics. These ancient biological devices have dimension typically 10 nm, and are thus nanoscale natural versions of transistors. 3 How Small can you Make it? The fundamental limits to the sizes of machines and devices, presented by the size of atoms and as represented by the molecular machines of biology, are clear. The ability within present technology to actually make machines and devices is very limited, so that practical limits on machines and devices are many orders of magnitude larger in size.
The methods described here apply to slow motions of small objects where the related motion of the viscous medium is smooth and not turbulent. The analysis of diffusion is more broadly applicable, for example, to the motion of electrons in a conductor, to the spreading of chemical dopants into the surface of a silicon crystal at elevated temperatures, and to the motion of perfume molecules through still air. In the broader but related topic of flying in air, a qualitative transition in behavior is observed in the vicinity of 1 mm wingspan.