Electric motor made ​​from a single molecule

An anonymous reader writes: For the first time, an electric motor was made from a single molecule. A 1 nm in length, is the smallest electric motor ever. Its creators plan to submit their design to Guinness World Records, but the engine Teeny could have practical applications, like pushing the fluid through the narrow pipes in lab-on-a-chip ‘devices. E. Charles Sykes at Tufts University in Boston and his colleagues embedded unbalanced butyl methyl sulfide a copper surface and sank current through it.




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