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Chapter 8

From Chiral Propellers to Unidirectional Motors

The discovery of coordinated locomotion in muscle fibers, flagella, cilia, and other biological systems has inspired the development of molecular motors and other biomimetic devices.1–3 The intriguing design of compounds resembling gears, switches, scissors, brakes, shuttles, turnstiles, and propell...
Print publication date: 14 Dec 2007
Copyright year: 2007
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-246-3
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-809-1