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Image 124
Respirocyte Equatorial Cutaway

Image 124      
Title:   Respirocyte Equatorial Cutaway  
Date:   1996  
Artist(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr.  
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Image Dimensions:   400 X 429 pixels    
Image Palette:   Black & White    
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Image Dimensions:   968 X 1,038 pixels    
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Image Description:  

Equatorial cutaway view of respirocyte. The oxygen gas chamber is at left (south pole), the carbon dioxide gas chamber is at right (north pole), and the water (ballast) chamber occupies the center, surrounding the onboard computer system. The equatorial bulkhead separates the north and south hemispheres of the device.

Copyright Info:   ©Copyright 1996 by Robert A. Freitas Jr. For reprint permission, please contact Robert A. Freitas Jr. at the Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, 555 Bryant Street #253, Palo Alto, CA 94301, or at
Print Source(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr., "Respirocytes: High Performance Artificial Nanotechnology Red Blood Cells," NanoTechnology Magazine 2 (October 1996):1, 8-13 (11); Robert A. Freitas Jr., "Exploratory Design in Medical Nanotechnology: A Mechanical Artificial Red Cell," Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Immobil. Biotech. 26 (1998):411-430 (422).
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