Anders Sandberg [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
>Does this approach really work for nanoscale pellets? I have the
>impression that the wavelength of the laser light ought to be much
>shorter than the size of the pellet.
I don't remember the details, but I do remember there were many unanswered technical issues; whether they're solvable is another question, but people were impressed enough at the time that nuclear nanobots might be possible, as they'd previously assumed they'd be limited to chemical energy.