Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities

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Robert A. Freitas Jr., Nanomedicine, Volume I: Basic Capabilities, Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, TX, 1999 Diamondoid Decomposition

While most hard materials can be comminuted in approximately the same manner as biological materials (Section, the onboard disassembly of diamondoid materials is clearly the greatest challenge. The six general approaches proposed in this Section are randomizing processes that destroy any atomic-level positional or compositional information contained within the structure that is being dismantled. Controlled information-preserving disassembly processes are described in Chapter 19.


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