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April 29, 2008


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Perry E. Metzger

On a related note, Freitas and Merkle just released a paper describing nine tooltips that could go at the ends of those four manipulator probes. It is a pretty impressive piece of work. I'm surprised it hasn't hit nanodot or the like.

Philip Moriarty


It is indeed an impressive piece of work from Freitas and Merkle. What makes it particularly exciting is that they've put forward a number of experimental pathways to fabricate first generation tool-tips (for diamondoid mechanosynthesis).


Mike Treder, CRN

Philip or Perry, do you have a link for that paper? I have not seen it yet.

Philip Moriarty

Hi, Mike.

The paper in question is: A Minimal Toolset for Positional Diamond Mechanosynthesis, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience Vol.5, 760–861, 2008. Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Ralph C. Merkle

At the moment a subscription to the journal is required for access but I imagine that Rob will post a copy of the paper on his website as soon as he can.

Best wishes,


jim moore

Ralph gave his talk at your conference last summer about the toolset for positional diamond mechanosynthesis, you have the power point presentation.

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