Journal article icon

Journal article

Propulsion of a molecular machine by asymmetric distribution of reaction products.

Abstract:
A simple model for the reaction-driven propulsion of a small device is proposed as a model for (part of) a molecular machine in aqueous media. The motion of the device is driven by an asymmetric distribution of reaction products. The propulsive velocity of the device is calculated as well as the scale of the velocity fluctuations. The effects of hydrodynamic flow as well as a number of different scenarios for the kinetics of the reaction are addressed.
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Authors


More by this author
Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
Liverpool, TB More by this author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
94
Issue:
22
Pages:
220801
Publication date:
2005-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:3361425d-80d7-4217-ae9c-390bb9449cf6
Source identifiers:
154783
Local pid:
pubs:154783

Terms of use


Metrics



If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP