1267Re: [nanotech] Y-junction Nanotubes
- Nov 11, 2000Christopher J. Phoenix wrote:
>Yes, this URL has several articles on metals and localized electrical
> At 09:42 PM 11/9/00 -0500, Bruce Bombere wrote:
> > My guess would be electrostatic, but something more than film,
> >more like intercommunicating layers. This is a learning experience
> >for me, why things don't translate from one level of scale to another.
> Get a copy of Nanosystems. It has some great tables and explanations in
> 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 reminds
> >me of the early UNIVAC. I think that maybe it would be best for me
> >to abandon my retro approaches new science.
> No, don't do that! Taking ideas from one place and trying to solve
> 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.
> Keep thinking!
The suggestion that computers might disappear and be incorporated
into fiber-optic strands is interesting.
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