Has Anybody Ever Tried to Build a Build an Brownian Ratchet?

by James Brady
Tags: brownian, build, ratchet
James Brady
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Jan28-13, 10:50 PM
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I understand that it wouldn't work. But I'm curious with the development of nano technology, has anybody ever constructed a real life brownian ratchet to visually verify Richard Feynman's analysis?

On a scale of 1 to 10, actually being able to see the failure would be pretty cool...
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DrDu is offline
Jan29-13, 02:25 AM
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Yes, molecular ratchets have been studied alot. Here's one of the first realisations:

James Brady
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Jan29-13, 10:15 AM
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Interesting, thanks!

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