Saturday, October 25, 2008

C240-nanobud size exclusion chromatography of diamondoids

Sounds like a journal title; a chance candidate for some intensive molecular dynamics studies? The idea is these C240-nanobuds act as adamantane traps. The smaller molecules take a whole bunch of detours into these traps while the penta-adamantanes are too large to enter; they come out first on the other side.

It just might look something like this:

Friday, October 17, 2008

carbon nanotube and diamondoid turbine

What the hell, for old time sake I guess, want to see if I still have it.

I used to build Tesla-coils back in high school. It was while researching these I learned of Tesla's bladeless turbine. This is an extension of that to a degree. The two inner disks are based on Damian's low friction cnt bearing. In short, Telsa's turbine uses high pressure gas sprayed on the edge of the disks. Friction between the gas and the disks causes them to turn. I can't use that here because there would be no friction to speak of. Instead I was thinking of replacing the macro-scale friction with nano-scale electrostatic forces. Since the outside of the disks are hydrogenated, I'm assuming they have a large positive charge there. Perhaps spraying a stream of negativly charged particles between them would do much the same thing as viscosity in Tesla's.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

possible reaction for attaching adamantane to 5 prime end of DNA

So don't get me confused with ANY kind of chemist, but I've put together a nice little reaction here for attaching adamantane to a strand of DNA. And I apologize for not providing the usual sexy pictures (I wrote sexy pictures to try to increase my google rank. I totally got that idea from Damian who used "ecstasy" as a keyword in a post<- see what I did there?), but I understand that the above representation is closer to what shows up in journals, not that I'm too worried about that.

and thanks for the comments, Guy. Thoughts on this?

What's the next step? Do some ab initio calculations to try and determine positive reactivity?