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Electrons from the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope can be used to drive and monitor the directional rotation of a single molecule on a metal surface.

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Figure 1: A single-molecule rotor and motor.

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De Feyter, S. Powered by electrons. Nature Nanotech 6, 610–611 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2011.171

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