Tuesday, 6 September 2011

World’s smallest electric motor made from a single molecule


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Single-molecule electric motor (credit: Heather L. Tierney et al./Nature Nanotechnology)


Chemists at Tufts University‘s School of Arts and Sciences have developed the world’s first single-molecule electric motor, which may create a new class of devices used in medicine and engineering.


It measures a mere 1 nanometer across (the current world record is a 200 nanometer motor).

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