Re: Goo prophylaxis
Thu, 28 Aug 1997 15:11:58 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 8/28/97 2:14:26 AM, (Carl Feynman) wrote:

>PS. Kevlaroid = amide-bonded unbranched polymers with only one degree of
>freedom instead of the two that proteins have. Quartzoid = strongly
>cross-linked ceramics assembled in solution from metal oxide moeities (SiO4,
>MgO2, etc) and hydroxyl and organic side-chains. Sapphireoid = the same,
>but assembled in vacuum, mostly AlO3 moeities, and no organics.

Interesting. Metabolism already uses FeS crystals for electron transfers.
Although they're used for energetic purposes and not structural perhaps this
would be a place to start for quartzoid nanotech.