Nanoscale Rotors Constructed From DNA – Smallest Flow-Driven Motors in the World

Date4th, Aug 2022
SourceSciTechDaily - Scientific News Websites

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Scientists have constructed the smallest flow-driven motors in the world. Inspired by iconic Dutch windmills and biological motor proteins, they created a self-configuring flow-driven rotor from DNA that converts energy from an electrical or salt gradient into useful mechanical work. The results open new perspectives for engineering active robotics at the nanoscale. The paper by Delft University of Technology researchers will be published today in Nature Physics.