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Molecular machines

  • Smallest sized machine in the world.Size is 1000 times less than human hair.
  • Molecular motors, also called molecular machines, are either natural or synthetic molecules that convert chemical energy into mechanical forces and motion.
  • Molecular motors are molecules that are capable of unidirectional rotation motion powered by external energy input.
  • A number of molecular machines have been synthesized powered by light or reaction with other molecules.
  • It is an assemble of discrete number of molecular components designed to perform mechanical like movements as a consequence of appropriate external input.
  • Useful in treatment of cancer.
  • Useful to provide motion to the piston and wheel.

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