Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors
Heifer International



Home > Press > Casting for molecules

Fig.: The orientation of the molecules decides whether they will reach the end of this open tube. The electric field between the four metal rods changes constantly so that only conformers with the correct mass-to-dipole-moment ratio can pass through the open tube.

Image: Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
Fig.: The orientation of the molecules decides whether they will reach the end of this open tube. The electric field between the four metal rods changes constantly so that only conformers with the correct mass-to-dipole-moment ratio can pass through the open tube.

Image: Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society

Abstract:
Scientists in Berlin sort particles according to their structure

Casting for molecules

Munich, Germany | Posted on April 16th, 2008

Many of the larger molecules have something in common with dolls - movable limbs. Physicists at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society in Berlin can now sort molecules according to the direction in which their "arms" and "legs" point. Normally, it is almost impossible to distinguish between these conformers - molecules with different orientation - and, in any event, molecule limbs usually flap about wildly. Nevertheless, orientation is important for biomolecules: they can only do their job when they point their limbs in the right direction. (PhysicalReviewLetters 100, 133003, April 4, 2008)

####

About Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Society promotes basic research at a top international level in the life sciences, natural sciences and humanities. More than 12,000 staff and a further 9,000 visiting scientists, PhD students as well as undergraduate assistants work in the various research fields and provide the essential groundwork for scientific and social innovations.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Max Planck Society
for the Advancement of Science
Press and Public Relations Department
Hofgartenstrasse 8
D-80539 Munich
Germany
PO Box 10 10 62
D-80084 Munich
Phone: +49-89-2108-1276
Fax: +49-89-2108-1207


Responsibility for content:
Dr. Bernd Wirsing (-1276)
Executive Editor:
Barbara Abrell (-1416)
Georg Scholl
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Tel.: +49 228 833-258


Frank Filsinger, Dr. Jochen Küpper
Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin
Tel.: +49 30 8413-5686

Copyright © Max Planck Society

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Gene therapy relieves back pain, repairs damaged disc in mice: Study suggests nanocarriers loaded with DNA could replace opioids May 17th, 2024

Shedding light on perovskite hydrides using a new deposition technique: Researchers develop a methodology to grow single-crystal perovskite hydrides, enabling accurate hydride conductivity measurements May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

Discoveries

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Diamond glitter: A play of colors with artificial DNA crystals May 17th, 2024

Finding quantum order in chaos May 17th, 2024

Advances in priming B cell immunity against HIV pave the way to future HIV vaccines, shows quartet of new studies May 17th, 2024

Announcements

Virginia Tech physicists propose path to faster, more flexible robots: Virginia Tech physicists revealed a microscopic phenomenon that could greatly improve the performance of soft devices, such as agile flexible robots or microscopic capsules for drug delivery May 17th, 2024

Diamond glitter: A play of colors with artificial DNA crystals May 17th, 2024

Finding quantum order in chaos May 17th, 2024

Oscillating paramagnetic Meissner effect and Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in cuprate superconductor May 17th, 2024

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project