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This device would combine a simple molecular device — a molecular gripper —
with an AFM positioning mechanism. An AFM can move its tip with precision; a
molecular manipulator would add a gripper to the tip to hold a molecular tool.
The gripper was like the chuck of a drill, waiting to have different bits fitted into its
tool- holder slot. So as the final step, the synthetic chemists on the team made a
dozen different molecular tools, all identical at one end but different at the other.
reacts, forming a bond and leaving a molecular fragment attached to the spot you
chose. To add a different fragment, you can use a tool of Type B: you back up the
tip, flow in a fresh liquid carrying the new tools, and in a moment a tool of the ...
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The Molecular World
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