posted on Mar, 26 2003 @ 03:42 PM
We have here a nanoparticle that is extremely strong, and from that we are going to build the strongest materials in existence..., right!
We scientists(i'm one of those lying bastard) are always saying stuff like this, we have a special extension in our word processors called "Insert
relevancy bull# here" where we by making ludicrous assumption try to sell our newest pieces of research.
So let's think this through: We have here our nanoparticles. All silicon atoms inside such a nanoparticle have their electrons bound, so you can't
bind anything through a chemical bond. Probably also such a nanoparticle has no dipole moment. So what remains to bind one nanoparticle to another?
Van der Waals forces. So making a hard material from these very hard balls is going to be impossible since you break the inter-nanoparticle bonds so
easily. So screw them, I've just toasted that idea, here let me really do it :
They should learn to go slow on their "relevancy button".