It seems a lot of people are interested in sorters of one type or another and with good reason. I was thinking it might be interesting/entertaining to build one. The type I have in mind right now is based on the centripetal force, basically a nanoscale centrifuge. I am sure anyone that has taken a general chemistry class is familiar with type you drop test tubes in and let rip. I think I could recreate this with a diamond hub with capped carbon nanotubes radiating outward like test tubes. I could even try to use all my diamond horological parts to start and stop the rotation, maybe stop the rotation in a precise way so the tubes are in a known position.
It would be neat to pack these tubes with various things[
chunks of DNA
molecules trapped in C60s
]run a big old simulation on it, then on the last frame of the simulation cut the tube open to see the position of the contents.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?