Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


Home > News > Molecule makes electric motor

April 21st, 2004

Molecule makes electric motor

One difficulty in making machines at the scale of molecules is finding motors small enough to power them. Several research teams have come up with molecules that spin on command, but the question is how to harness that motion. Researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel have brought molecular motors a significant step forward with a prototype that rotates nearly half way around and can be switched from one direction to the other.


Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Molecular Machines

Rice makes light-driven nanosubmarines: Speedy single-molecule submersibles are a first November 16th, 2015

The World's Smallest Robots: Rise of the Nanomachines Reactions - Uncover the Chemistry in Everyday Life November 4th, 2015

Researchers build nanoscale autonomous walking machine from DNA November 2nd, 2015

Brownian Carnot engine: ICFO researchers develop a microscopic motor with a single particle, lasers and electric fields October 28th, 2015

The latest news from around the world, FREE

  Premium Products
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More

Nanotechnology Now Featured Books


The Hunger Project

Car Brands
Buy website traffic