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The first nanocar race

Nature Reviews Materials volume 2, Article number: 17040 (2017) | Download Citation

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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  1. Université de Toulouse, UPS, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France.

    • Gwénaël Rapenne
  2. CEMES-CNRS, 29 rue Jeanne Marvig, 31055 Toulouse, France.

    • Gwénaël Rapenne
    •  & Christian Joachim
  3. MANA, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044 Japan.

    • Christian Joachim

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