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A synthetic autonomous rotary nanomotor made from and fuelled by DNA

@article{Dunn2015ASA,
  title={A synthetic autonomous rotary nanomotor made from and fuelled by DNA},
  author={Katherine E. Dunn},
  journal={arXiv: Biological Physics},
  year={2015}
}
  • K. Dunn
  • Published 30 May 2015
  • Biology, Chemistry
  • arXiv: Biological Physics
DNA nanostructures are made using synthetic DNA strands, the sequences of which are designed such that they will self-assemble into the desired form by hybridization of complementary domains. Various structures and devices have been presented, including DNA tweezers, nanorobots and a range of linear motors such as bipedal walkers. Inspiration for the latter is drawn from naturally occurring molecular motors like kinesin. This paper describes a concept for an autonomous rotary nanomotor made… 
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