With nanotechnology could we constuct an enzyme like machine

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I think i spelt it wrong but anywat. With the promisies of nanotechnolgy on the rise i was wondering. With nanotechnology could we constuct an enzyme like machine that willsplit away a proton from a lead atom truning it into a gold atom or am i just crazy...er
 
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You are just crazy :smile:

All emzymes operate on the electon shell level. None can penetrate the electronic energy levels to reach inside the nucleus. Irregardless of how it is accomplished there is a certian amount of energy required to remove a nucleon, if you do not have sufficient energy to overcome the nuclear binding energies you cannot modify an atomic nucleus.
 
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Ages ago I started an essay on alchemy, but never completed it. You ened MS Word to view all the footnotes and such. http://bad-sports.com/~archive/alchemy.doc [Broken]
 
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I have seen the future and this
nano-machine will be created.
Each will cost $400,658.00 to
produce. Each will be able to
create $3.37 worth of gold before
it breaks down.

-zoob
 
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I have invented a machine that converts uranium to lead. It just takes a while.
 

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