Making molecular machines work.

Imported: 09 May '16 | Published: 26 Jul '08

Wesley R WR Browne, Ben L BL Feringa

Nature Nanotechnology

Abstract: In this review we chart recent advances in what is at once an old and very new field of endeavour--the achievement of control of motion at the molecular level including solid-state and surface-mounted rotors, and its natural progression to the development of synthetic molecular machines. Besides a discussion of design principles used to control linear and rotary motion in such molecular systems, this review will address the advances towards the construction of synthetic machines that can perform useful functions. Approaches taken by several... Read More

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