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June 1st, 2006

Organizing molecular machines on a substrate

Researchers from the University of Bologna, Italy, University of Birmingham, UK, Paul Sabatier University in France and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), US, have come up with a technique for arranging molecular machines on a solid surface. The team used a cospreading strategy to create layers of chemically switchable rotaxane molecules on indium tin oxide or calcium fluoride substrates.


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