Monofilament Weapon

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A Monofilament Weapon is a weapon that uses a molecular cutting edge to inflict damage or perform cutting.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Monomolecular wire is a type of wire consisting of a single strand of strongly bonded atoms or molecules, like carbon nanotubes. Organic molecular wires have been proposed for use in optoelectronics. Silver is ductile enough to be stretched into a monatomic wire.

A similar or identical concept may be called a microfilament wire or, as a weapon, a microfilament whip.

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History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The technology is achieved by many TL:7-9 societies in early prototype forms, but it doesn't really become viable and mainstream until the TL:10-12 tech epoch. It's a very dangerous technology that requires training and extensive safeguards or rather horrible accidents can occur.

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