Exhibit: nano car


The basis of the Nano car are organic molecules with a double binding between carbon atoms. The wheels can turn because a special Alkene synthesis loosens the double binding on one side and allows the wheel to turn. Lösung befanden. In order to drive the car on a surface, one has to stimulate the molecule with light. Now a raster tunnel microspcope is used to "drive" the car. So far for 6 nanometers. Since the wheels are far from round, the motion is not quite smooth.

Nature 479, 208-211; 187/188 (2011).

this page posted, November 16, 2011