1265Re: [nanotech] Y-junction Nanotubes
- Nov 11, 2000At 09:42 PM 11/9/00 -0500, Bruce Bombere wrote:
> My guess would be electrostatic, but something more than film,Get a copy of Nanosystems. It has some great tables and explanations in
>more like intercommunicating layers. This is a learning experience
>for me, why things don't translate from one level of scale to another.
chapter 2. The rest of the book is really interesting too. You can ignore
the formulas and still get most of the information, then go back and learn
the formulas you need when it's time to do engineering.
> But your suggestion of the mechanical switching system remindsNo, don't do that! Taking ideas from one place and trying to solve
>me of the early UNIVAC. I think that maybe it would be best for me
>to abandon my retro approaches new science.
different problems with them is a good way to be creative. And after all,
it's possible that I was wrong about magnets, anyway. Each atom of iron is
a magnet, and I really don't know how sensitive buckytube electrical
properties are to nearby magnetic fields. My guess is that it would be hard
to to switch the magnetic state of the atom by producing a magnetic field by
running current through the tubes (thermal noise would be a lot "stronger")
but I haven't done the math and there might be low-temperature applications.
Or you could use a different switching mechanism.
Chris Phoenix cphoenix@... http://www.best.com/~cphoenix
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Is your paradigm shift automatic or stick?
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