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Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
 
Chapter 4: Molecules and Molecular Materials
 

DNA Machines for Molecular Self-Assembly

Authors:F.C. Simmel and B. Yurke
Affilation:Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, US
Pages:81 - 84
Keywords:nanotechnology, DNA, self-assembly, molecular machines
Abstract:The molecular recognition properties of DNA are used to construct and power two prototype nanomachines, a pair of molecular tweezers and a nanoactuator. The motion of these machines is driven by hybridization with DNA "fuel" strands. Cyclic operation between two distinct mechanical states is possible for both machines and is demonstrated by fluoresence resonance energy tranfer experiments. DNA serves as structural material, as a fuels, and as information carrier.
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ISBN:0-9708275-3-9
Pages:218
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