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Direct observation of stepwise movement of a synthetic molecular transporter.

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Controlled motion at the nanoscale can be achieved by using Watson-Crick base-pairing to direct the assembly and operation of a molecular transport system consisting of a track, a motor and fuel, all made from DNA. Here, we assemble a 100-nm-long DNA track on a two-dimensional scaffold, and show that a DNA motor loaded at one end of the track moves autonomously and at a constant average speed along the full length of the track, a journey comprising 16 consecutive steps for the motor. Real-tim...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/nnano.2010.284

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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Physics
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature nanotechnology
Volume:
6
Issue:
3
Pages:
166-169
Publication date:
2011-03-01
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1748-3395
ISSN:
1748-3387
Source identifiers:
118034
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English
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2013-03-20

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