Advances towards synthetic machines at the molecular and nanoscale level

Kristina Konstas, Steven Langford, Melissa Latter

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The fabrication of increasingly smaller machines to the nanometer scale can be achieved by either a top-down or bottom-up approach. While the former is reaching its limits of resolution, the latter is showing promise for the assembly of molecular components, in a comparable approach to natural systems, to produce functioning ensembles in a controlled and predetermined manner. In this review we focus on recent progress in molecular systems that act as molecular machine prototypes such as switches, motors, vehicles and logic operators.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2453 - 2472
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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