Re: why atomic precision assemblers?

From: Robert Bradbury (
Date: Mon Jan 24 2000 - 09:21:37 MST

On Sun, 23 Jan 2000 wrote:

> I've been wondering about the feasibility of producing generic diamonoid
> components.....(sheets, struts, braces)....for macro assymbly into
> .......whatever later..

Can't do it with classical diamond synthesis techniques (think of the
size of the hydraulic presses and energy requirements)... Can't
do it with chemical vapor deposition methods (takes too long).
The only way you can do it is with lots of little machines "acting"
like big hydraulic presses working in parallel (very quickly).

But yes, your almost anything box can probably extrude diamondoid
beams of specified length. The question is do you want to screw
your house together beam by beam (or may be velcro it together
with micro-diamondoid hooks), or let it grow a cm at a time as
one piece using bamboo-beams with abalone shell casings?

In all probability it can be "grown" as a diamondoid structure
as well. But as I mentioned a while back we run out of carbon
real fast if everyone does this.


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