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November 3rd, 2005

Molecular Motor Spins On Surface

By anchoring a chiral helical alkene onto a gold nanoparticle, chemists in the Netherlands have created the first light-driven molecular rotary motor attached to a solid surface. This mounted molecule, the researchers say, “might be a first step toward the construction of more elaborate and functional nanosized mechanical devices” and perhaps systems to exploit solar energy.

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