What About Waste Heat?

rcarlberg writes "The Drexler/Smalley debate skirts the issue, and Drexler's Nanosystems gives it but one dismissive mention (13.3.7), but I can't help wondering about the effect of waste heat on nanomanufacturing."

rcarlberg continues:

In any assembly project, merely moving the components into place is going to generate heat, to say nothing of the heat generated by molecular binding. As your scale of assembly decreases the relative effect of this waste heat will become more significant, to the point where throughput has to be affected, if not the viability of the end product itself.

I would really love to hear an explanation of how the problem of waste heat is going to be solved in nanomanufacturing.

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