Design of Diamondoid Nanomachines
This is an abstract
for a talk to be given at the
Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
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The constraints of predictability, stability, and positional
control in the face of thermal vibration all favor the use of
diamondoid covalent structures in future nanomachines.
Present-day experience with design and computational modeling of
such devices has generated useful design heuristics, including
reasons for favoring diamondoid materials with many noncarbon
atoms. This talk will review examples of goals and results in
nanomachine design, along with the status of methods, tools, and
computational modeling for design, testing, redesign, and
K. Eric Drexler, Research Fellow, Institute for Molecular
Manufacturing, 123 Fremont Ave, Los Altos CA 94022 USA, phone:
650 917 1120, fax: 650 917 1123, email: firstname.lastname@example.org