Making the tiniest machines

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Presenter: David Leigh

Published: March 2013

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: machine;molecular;nano;motor

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Royal Society

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Over the past few years some of the first examples of synthetic molecular level machines and motors Ñ all be they primitive by biological standards Ñhave been developed. These molecules respond to light, chemical and electrical stimuli, inducing motion of components held together by hydrogen bonding or other weak molecular interactions.ÊDavid Leigh FRS is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester.

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