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sticky fingers problem
 

The problem, posed by Nobelist Richard E. Smalley, of the adhesion of atoms to each other, making impossible, according to him, the building of a molecular assembler: "The atoms of the manipulator hands will adhere to the atom that is being moved".
 
 
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February 26, 2002