Chiral diffusion of rotary nanomotors.

  title={Chiral diffusion of rotary nanomotors.},
  author={Amir Nourhani and Paul E. Lammert and Ali Borhan and Vincent H Crespi},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={87 5},
Neither a purely deterministic rotary nanomotor nor a purely orientational diffuser exhibits long-term translational motion, but coupling rotation to orientational diffusion yields translational diffusion. We demonstrate that this effective translational diffusion can easily dominate the ordinary thermal translational diffusion for experimentally relevant… CONTINUE READING