Steering nanomotors toward applications | April 4, 2016 Issue - Vol. 94 Issue 14 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 14 | pp. 19-21
Issue Date: April 4, 2016

Steering nanomotors toward applications

Researchers are exposing the tiny machines to new environments, but will these motors ever leave the lab?
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE, Environmental SCENE, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: nanomotor, micromotor, nanobot, catalytic motor, Janus particle

Everyone’s done it. Joseph Wang just had the bad luck of having a couple reporters riding along for a trip to his lab when it happened.

The head of nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego, was driving along the coast on a crisp, sun-buttered morning and realized he needed to change lanes. He started veering right, saw an approaching Range Rover, and swerved back into his lane.

Wang . . .

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