[Mb-civic] BBC E-mail: Liquid drop takes big nano step
hecate at diamonddragon.com
Wed Sep 7 10:53:52 PDT 2005
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Professor David Leigh, of the University of Edinburgh, said the demonstration was one of the first examples to show molecular machines integrating successfully with the macroscopic world.
"The components of these machines only move a nanometre but they are able to move the droplet by a whole millimetre.
"That's six orders of magnitude greater - equivalent to a piston moving a millimetre in the macroscopic world and being able to lift an object twice the height of the CN Tower."
** Liquid drop takes big nano step **
Edinburgh scientists exploit molecular machines to make a small blob of liquid move across a surface.
< http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/2/hi/science/nature/4223660.stm >
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