Guest editorial: Special issue micro-and nanomachines.
The articles in this special section focus on the technologies and applications supported by micro- and nanomachines. The world of artificial micro- and nanomachines has greatly expanded over the last few years to include a range of disciplines from chemistry, physics, biology, to micro/nanoengineering, robotics, and theoretical physics. The dream of engineering nanomachines involves fabricating devices that mimic the mechanical action of biological motors that operate over multiple length scales: from molecular-scale enzymes and motors such as kinesins to the micro-scale biomachinery responsible for the motility of tiny organisms such as the flagella motors of E. coli. However, the design and fabrication of artificial nano- and micromachines with comparable performance as their biological counterparts is not a straightforward task. It requires a detailed understanding of the basic principles of the operation of biomotors and mechanisms that couple the dissipation of energy to mechanical motion. Furthermore, micro engineering and microfabrication knowledge is required in order to design efficient, small and even smart micro- and nanomachines.
- Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart (Germany); Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, Barcelona (Spain)
- Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
- Gifu Univ., Gifu (Japan)
- Publication Date:
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- Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1241; 590255
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- Accepted Manuscript
- Journal Name:
- IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 14; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1241
- Research Org:
- Sandia National Laboratories (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
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