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Single Molecule Nanocar

  1. Oct 25, 2005 #1


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    A group has just published the details of their new nanocar; a single molecule with buckyball wheels. It only took several years of research to build it.

    Here are the specs:

    http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/nalefd/asap/figures/nl051915kf00001.html [Broken]

    And here's the results: the car moving on a gold sheet.

    http://pubs.acs.org/isubscribe/journals/nalefd/asap/figures/nl051915kf00002.html [Broken]
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  3. Oct 30, 2005 #2


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    Very neat ! Some amazing work has been happening this last decade in organic synthesis.
  4. Nov 5, 2005 #3

    Nano materials sure are going ahead in leaps and bounds.
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