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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.

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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