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Photon-driven nanomechanical cyclic motion

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Microcantilevers modified by a monolayer of azobenzene molecules bend up and down periodically, switched by a 365 nm UV light, as a result of the conversion of the two configurations of azobenzene molecules in the monolayer.

Graphical abstract: Photon-driven nanomechanical cyclic motion

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The article was received on 15 Jun 2004, accepted on 26 Aug 2004, published on 28 Sep 2004 and first published online on 28 Sep 2004

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B408997A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2004, 2532-2533
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    Photon-driven nanomechanical cyclic motion

    H. Ji, Y. Feng, X. Xu, V. Purushotham, T. Thundat and G. M. Brown, Chem. Commun., 2004, 2532
    DOI: 10.1039/B408997A

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