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mechanosynthesis

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  • noun chemistry the direct manipulation of individual molecules using an atomic force microscope

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  • Moriarty's efforts will be the first time that specific predictions of DFT in the area of mechanosynthesis will be rigorously tested by experiment.

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  • Finally experiments have been funded to test the viability of diamond mechanosynthesis as described in detail by Robert Freitas and Ralph Merkle.

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  • Somewhat controversially, the project examines the extent to which Eric Drexler's ideas regarding force-driven chemical reactions at the atomic/molecular scale (mechanosynthesis) can be realised and was inspired by a lengthy debate I had on the subject of Drexlarian nanotechnology with Chris Phoenix at the Centre for Responsible Nanotechnology a number of years ago.

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  • His work also directly addresses the requirement for "proof of principle" mechanosynthesis experiments requested in the 2006 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) review, in the 2007

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  • The Philip Moriarty five year project for experimentally work on mechanosynthesis was discussed here in August 2008

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  • Research areas considered relevant to MNT (e.g., productive nanosystems and molecular machine systems) include but are not limited to: artificial molecular machines atomically-precise construction biomolecular machinery computational chemistry and molecular modeling mechanosynthesis nanomechanical engineering nanomanipulation natural molecular machines scanning probes and nanometrology self-assembly self-replicating machines supramolecular chemistry

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  • We are also preparing a research program proposal of our own to solicit additional funding from various US public or private sources to support further mechanosynthesis-related experimental and theory work on a greatly accelerated schedule.

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  • After working closely for three years with Philip Moriarty, one of the leading scanning probe microscopists in the UK, our international colleague is now undertaking direct experiments to build and validate several of our proposed mechanosynthesis tooltips in his laboratory.

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  • NOTE: This is another experimental demonstration of true mechanosynthesis, using silicon (Si) adatoms on Si surface.

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  • Some had stated that mechanosynthesis was not feasible.

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