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.


List of Tables

Chapter 4. Microscale and Molecular Kinematic Machine Replicators

Table 4.1. Drexler’s exemplar molecular manufacturing system parameters...267

Table 4.2. Atom count and volume of all major subsystems in originally-proposed molecular assembler...286

Chapter 5. Issues in Kinematic Machine Replication Engineering

Table 5.1. Information required to describe some self-replicating systems...329

Table 5.2. Luksha’s typography of self-reproducers...331

Table 5.3. Phase of matter in the material substrate...333

Table 5.4. Replicator population after 20 cycles resulting from several different replication strategies, assuming 1 daughter per generation per replicator...390

Chapter 6. Motivations for Molecular-Scale Machine Replicator Design

Table 6.1. Current bulk prices of nanoscale-structured products manufactured in macroscale quantities by present-day biology-based self-replicating manufacturing systems...422

Table 6.2. Comparison of macroscale machinery and known nanoscale machinery found in biology...439

Appendix B. Design Notes on Some Aspects of the Merkle-Freitas Molecular Assembler

Table B.1. Enthalpies of adsorption (desorption) for physisorption of even-numbered linear-chain hydrocarbons on various surfaces...471


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