X-Message-Number: 3753
Date: 26 Jan 95 12:48:50 EST
From: yvan Bozzonetti <>
Subject: Nano Ghost or how to travel in a solid  medium

Everything goes nano these days, so ghost must not escape the fashon. So I 
suggest to repair cryonics injuries when the patient is solid frozen, by 
the use of a ghost motor on nanomachines. The ghost motor is a device 
producing displacements in a solid object made from ice, without thermal 

I first start with a phenomenon highly prized in pseudo science circles and 
in rock music: The rolling stones. There is the story: In winter, when the 
night is particularly cold, some boulder can move on flat frozen clay soil 
without any push outside the hell help. There was an short article on the 
subject in Scientific American, some years ago.

Now I suggest my explanation: In clay, there is four forms of water: the 
common one, the trapped one between minute clay crystals, the adsorbed one 
at crystal surface and finaly the chemically linked one inside the crystal 
( I know that, because it was part of an exam on geology I have seen). I am 
particularly interested here in the adsorbed water: van der waal forces 
keep it at very high presure on the crystal surface. If there is some other 
molecules as well, that presure could be controled in some limits. We could 
choose it so that water is in liquid form at that presure-temperature 

If the presure is just under what is requested, the mud is solid, add a 
stone and the presure turn adsorbed water liquid, the mud thaw, the rock 
roll, the depresurized mud get solid on the rear side. So a stone can roll 
on a flat mud bed by slowly burrying itself. Now, back to cryonics:

A nanomachine could be covered with a suitable aluminosilicate surface so 
that water adsorbed on it would remains liquid. If an electric field is 
added so that it move laterally the H2O molecules, then we have a two 
dimensional pump. On the front side, the bare surface will attract new 
water molecules in the liquid layer. At the rear side, crowded molecules 
will jump out of the surface and turn back to ice. The electric field pump 
must be similar to the field used today to move electric charges in CCD 
(Don't forget: water molecules are polarized and the adsorption process let 
them with a net charge near the surface).

Making repair tasks when the whole body remains frozen allows to work 
slowly on many years without decay problems. Moving in solid ice is so very 
interesting and would need some more thinking and deserve some experiments 
to test it.

The message you have escapped: The fried clay recipe.

Y. Bozzonetti.

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