TU Delft researchers create flow-driven rotors at the nanoscale


Researchers from TU Delft have constructed the smallest flow-driven motors in the world. Inspired by iconic Dutch windmills and biological motor proteins, they created a self-configuring flow-driven rotor from DNA that converts energy from an electrical or salt gradient into useful mechanical work. The results open new perspectives for engineering active robotics at the nanoscale. The article by dr. Xin Shi and prof. Cees Dekker (both Bionanoscience department) is now published in Nature Physics

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