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Image 125
Respirocyte Polar Cutaway

Image 125      
Title:   Respirocyte Polar Cutaway  
Date:   1996  
Artist(s):   Robert A. Freitas Jr.  
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Image Dimensions:   400 X 422 pixels    
Image Palette:   Black & White    
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Image Dimensions:   804 X 849 pixels    
Image Palette:   Black & White    
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Polar cutaway view of respirocyte. The equatorial bulkhead lies in the plane of the image, and we are looking down through the north pole of the device. Prominent black rectangles represent power plants that drive each of the 12 pumping stations; utility conduits connect pumping stations to the central computer.

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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