(video) graphyne molecular model / graphene bilayer photon absorption (2013)

This is an animated 3D model measuring 4x4x4feet, The animation makes visual the electromagnetic behavior of Graphyne. I inadvertent created this structure while doing experiments related to the building of macro structures based on natures molecular building principles. I was interested in carbon allotropes and happened to build one that Nature had already formed and man finds important, since this material Graphyne is seen as the nano equivalent to silicon based transistors i have attempted to show visually the switching behavior of the materials atomic scale quantum switches.

modern/complex art for a complex world

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Graphyne is made of carbon atoms, the atoms are arranged in a plane of uniform geometry. Graphyne's molecular lattice has extraordinary properties and potential, most notable it being the nano technological equivalent to silicon wafers. Quantum tunneling is manifested within the nanorings perpendicular to the molecular plane. Monolithic Graphyne transistor arrays may soon be a reality.

Imagine "seeing" this section of molecular lattice oscillate as it incorporates energy in quantum increments. I speculate many strangely beautiful electromagnetic phenomenon emerge as macro-molecular structures function.

Graphyne technology will lead to dramatic technological innovations (quantum computing) that could create a post biological society, a world where our biological existence melds with our nano-mechanical/electronic creations.

This molecular model represents the structure and electromagnetic behavior of Graphyne. I have used animation and symbology to visualize the material.

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  • Year Created: 2013
  • Submitted to ArtBase: Saturday Oct 19th, 2013
  • Original Url: https://vimeo.com/72878072
  • Work Credits:
    • widicus, primary creator
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Cultivating mystery is a powerful tool for spurring innovation in art and science.

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