PerspectiveMaterials Science

Toward Devices Powered by Biomolecular Motors

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Science  12 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5775, pp. 860-861
DOI: 10.1126/science.1126399

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Biomolecular motors can be used in nanometer-scale devices to perform mechanical work. This approach will assist the development of active nanostructures.