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Molecular Machinery: Synthesis of a “Nanodragster”

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posted on 17.12.2009, 00:00 authored by Guillaume Vives, JungHo Kang, Kevin F. Kelly, James M. Tour
The synthesis and imaging by scanning tunneling microscopy of a mixed wheeled nanovehicle composed of a p-carborane small-wheeled short front axle and a C60 large-wheeled long rear axle that has been termed a nanodragster due to the structural relation to a dragster are reported. This nanodragster is expected to exhibit motion at a lower temperature than pure C60-wheeled nanocars and should allow the investigation of the role played by p-carborane wheels in directional motion.

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