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Lighting up nanomachines

Nature volume 440, pages 286287 (16 March 2006) | Download Citation

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A cleverly engineered molecule uses light to generate a charge-separated state and so cause one of its components to move. It's the latest study of a molecular machine that exploits nature's most plentiful energy source.

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  1. Euan R. Kay and David A. Leigh are in the School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK. david.leigh@ed.ac.uk

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