P1_9_Powering_Nanobots_with_Body_Heat

Emma Wigfield, Amanjit Singh Dulay, Roisin Alindia Boadle

Abstract


This article discusses the feasibility of using variations in the human body temperature to power a medical nanobot. It is found that thermal energy gained from a Carnot cycle process is not sufficient to power a typical nanobot. A typical medical nanobot requires 1x10-9W, the model outlined here finds that the maximum power a nanorobot can gain is 5.7x10-17W. Under normal circumstances the power gain is only 2x1016W. Thus it is concluded that this process is not sufficient to act as the sole power source for such a nanorobot.


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