Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Researchers Create The First Thermal Nanomotor In The World

Published: Apr 16, 2008

EurekAlert -- Researchers from the UAB Research Park have created the first nanomotor that is propelled by changes in temperature. A carbon nanotube is capable of transporting cargo and rotating like a conventional motor, but is a million times smaller than the head of a needle. This research opens the door to the creation of new nanometric devices designed to carry out mechanical tasks and which could be applied to the fields of biomedicine or new materials.

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