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Light-Activated Molecular Motors Achieve Fluorescence

Nov 14, 2022, 02:00 AM by User Not Found

In their study of rotary molecular motors, researchers in the laboratory of Ben Feringa at the University of Groningen have combined two light-mediated functions — motion and fluorescence — within a single molecule. The advancement is poised to benefit the construction of advanced molecular machines and, according to the researchers, provide prospects toward photoactive multifunctional systems that perform molecular rotary motion while tracking its location in a complex environment.

Rotary molecular motors are molecular machines, which can be light-activated and used to power artificial mechanical molecular systems and enable autonomous motion, particularly on the nanoscale. These machines can function in complex...
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