Sunday, June 10, 2007

Boba Fett has competition.

Flipping through the re-purposed tree version of WIRED, I pick up some new jargon: NanoFET Thrusters.

Plain language explanation:

Imagine a solid state CMOS device that emits nanoparticle's of propellant; sort of an ion thruster without the high voltage, electrode arcing and grids that can short out from a misplaced dust mote.

Now imagine millions or billions of them in a megawatt flat panel array used as a space craft propulsion module.

It's called NanoFET: Nanoparticle Field Emission Thruster

The eye bleeding version can be found here.

Sweet. The core a a future "Bad Physics Engine."

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