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A micro-whirligig does the molecular twist

A schematic representation of a macroscopic spinning whirligig craft.

Releasing (top) or pulling (bottom) the twisted strings of a whirligig toy changes the direction of the central disc’s spin. Credit: Gao, C, et al. J. Am. Chem. Soc.

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Nature 606, 436 (2022)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-022-01582-6

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  1. Gao, C., Jentzsch, A. V., Moulin, E. & Giuseppone, N. J. J. Am. Chem. Soc. https://doi.org/10.1021/jacs.2c02547 (2022).

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