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Lecture Michael M. Pollard


20 November 2007 FWN-Building 5116.0116, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Dr. Michael M. Pollard
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, University of Groningen
Title: Progress toward harnessing work from rotary molecular motors
Date: Tue Nov 20, 2007
Start: 13.00
Location: FWN-Building 5116.0116
Host: J.C. Hummelen
Telephone: +31 50 363 5553


This seminar will highlight some of our efforts to take the light-driven rotary molecular motor from a 'proof of concept' to application. This will include a short discussion on how several variations to the original structure influences its rotary behaviour, while the majority of the seminar will review on our recent efforts to immobilize and characterize the motor-molecules on surfaces. Grafting the motor to the surface through two points leads to the transformation of the relative rotary motion of the two halves of the molecule in solution into the absolute rotation of the upper “rotor” half of the molecule relative to the surface.

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