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Nanoscale locomotion without fuel

Computer simulations have revealed a mechanism by which nanostructures of the material graphene can be driven in one direction by controlling the stiffness of the underlying substrate.

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Figure 1: Stiffness-guided motion.


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Barnard, A. Nanoscale locomotion without fuel. Nature 519, 37–38 (2015).

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