Quantum Impeller
quantum impeller
Image from Steve Bowers
Transapientech device which uses quantum attraction and repulsion effects to both propel nanomachines and manipulate matter at the nanoscale.


A nanomachine equipped with quantum impeller technology is able to attract, repel, and manipulate atoms and molecules without the use of mobile effectors such as are used in modosophont nanotech. In addition, an impeller equipped nanobot may propel itself by using quantum effects to react against or pull itself toward surrounding matter or other nearby nanomachines.

Quantum impellers seem to have a range of only a few hundred nanometers and are unable to effect matter over any greater distance, or with greater strength, than their material counterparts in devices created by lower-level minds. However, they are considerably faster and more energy efficient than material manipulators and appear to form much of the foundation for transapient nanotechnology’s demonstrated superiority over modosophont systems.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 31 January 2011.