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Design of Diamondoid Nanomachines

K. Eric Drexler*

Institute for Molecular Manufacturing

This is an abstract for a talk to be given at the
Fifth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
There will be a link from here to the full article when it is available on the web.


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 verification.

*Corresponding Address:
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:


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