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A molecular light-driven nanosubmarine | KurzweilAI

A molecular light-driven nanosubmarine | KurzweilAI

The Rice University lab of chemist James Tour has created single-molecule, 244-atom submersibles with motors powered by ultraviolet light, as they reported this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters.

With each full revolution, the motor’s tail-like propeller moves the sub forward 18 nanometers, but with the motors running at more than a million RPM…

Source: A molecular light-driven nanosubmarine | KurzweilAI