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fat fingers problem
 

The problem, posed by Nobelist Richard E. Smalley, of the lack of space needed to build molecular assemblers: "There just isn't enough room in the nanometer-size reaction region to accommodate all the fingers of all the manipulators necessary to have complete control of the chemistry."
 
 
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February 26, 2002