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The first nanocar race

The first race involving molecular ‘cars’ stimulated technical advances in scanning tunnelling microscopy and provided insights in surface science and synthetic chemistry — it also attracted wide interest from the public.

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Figure 1: Summary of the race results.

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Rapenne, G., Joachim, C. The first nanocar race. Nat Rev Mater 2, 17040 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/natrevmats.2017.40

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