With nanotechnology could we constuct an enzyme like machine

1. Jul 8, 2003

The Grimmus

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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2. Jul 9, 2003

Integral

Staff Emeritus
You are just crazy

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.

3. Jul 21, 2003

Adam

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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4. Aug 2, 2003

zoobyshoe

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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5. Aug 2, 2003

Staff: Mentor

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

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