Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines

© 2004 Robert A. Freitas Jr. and Ralph C. Merkle. All Rights Reserved.

Robert A. Freitas Jr., Ralph C. Merkle, Kinematic Self-Replicating Machines, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 2004.


B.4.4.5 Acoustic Torque and Fluid Streaming

Physical fluid motions are driven by ultrasonic radiation pressure [3258], typically ~0.001 N/watt or ~0.23 pN near the largest (Xext Yext) = 0.0344 micron2 face of the assembler at Iacoustic = 6100 W/m2. Forces of this magnitude are unlikely to significantly affect the structure or function of the proposed molecular assembler.


Last updated on 13 August 2005