Quantum gears: a simple mechanical system in the quantum regime

@article{Mackinnon2002QuantumGA,
  title={Quantum gears: a simple mechanical system in the quantum regime},
  author={Angus Mackinnon},
  journal={Nanotechnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={678-681}
}
  • A. Mackinnon
  • Published 30 May 2002
  • Engineering, Physics
  • Nanotechnology
The quantum mechanics of a simple mechanical system is considered. A group of gears can serve as a model for several different systems such as an artificially constructed nanomechanical device or a group of ring molecules. An expression is derived for the quantization of the dynamics of a two-gear system. The general solution for several gears is discussed. 
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