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Supramolecular polymers

Molecular machines muscle up

Nature Nanotechnology volume 8, pages 910 (2013) | Download Citation

A supramolecular polymer made of thousands of bistable [c2]daisy chains amplifies individual nanometric displacements up to the micrometre-length scale, in a concerted process reminiscent of muscular cells.

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