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Title: An introduction to ratchets in chemistry and biology


This article describes the functions and mechanisms of particle and electron ratchets, and the interplay between theory and experiment in this field of non-equilibrium transport.

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  1. Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science; Northwestern University; Chicago; USA; Department of Chemistry
  2. Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science; Northwestern University; Chicago; USA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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DOE Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials Horizons
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 4; Journal Issue: 3; Related Information: CBES partners with Northwestern University (lead); Harvard University; New York University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; Journal ID: ISSN 2051-6347
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (homogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), bio-inspired, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Lau, Bryan, Kedem, Ofer, Schwabacher, James, Kwasnieski, Daniel, and Weiss, Emily A. An introduction to ratchets in chemistry and biology. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1039/C7MH00062F.
Lau, Bryan, Kedem, Ofer, Schwabacher, James, Kwasnieski, Daniel, & Weiss, Emily A. An introduction to ratchets in chemistry and biology. United States. doi:10.1039/C7MH00062F.
Lau, Bryan, Kedem, Ofer, Schwabacher, James, Kwasnieski, Daniel, and Weiss, Emily A. Sun . "An introduction to ratchets in chemistry and biology". United States. doi:10.1039/C7MH00062F.
title = {An introduction to ratchets in chemistry and biology},
author = {Lau, Bryan and Kedem, Ofer and Schwabacher, James and Kwasnieski, Daniel and Weiss, Emily A.},
abstractNote = {This article describes the functions and mechanisms of particle and electron ratchets, and the interplay between theory and experiment in this field of non-equilibrium transport.},
doi = {10.1039/C7MH00062F},
journal = {Materials Horizons},
issn = {2051-6347},
number = 3,
volume = 4,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}

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