Thursday, February 7, 2013

Molecular nano-cars: Even more fun than it sounds

The most recent issue of ACS Nano featured several articles about single-molecule nanocars, complete with wheels, chassis, and motors. Admittedly this idea started as a joke, but appears to be taking off as a novel way to look at surfaces. The synthesis article listed above claims that the ultimate goal for these molecules is payload transport along a surface. 

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