Lin, CT and Kao, MT and Kurabayashi, K and Meyhofer, E (2006) Efficient designs for powering microscale devices with nanoscale biomolecular motors. SMALL, 2 (2). pp. 281-287.
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Current MEMS and microfluidic designs require external power sources and actuators, which principally limit such technology. To overcome these limitations, we have developed a number of microfluidic systems into which we can seamlessly integrate a biomolecular motor, kinesin, that transports microtubules by extracting chemical energy from its aqueous working environment. Here we establish that our microfabricated structures, the self-assembly of the bio-derived transducer, and guided, unidirectional transport of microtubules are ideally suited to create engineered arrays for efficiently powering nano- and microscale devices.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||bionanotechnology; kinesin; microfluidic systems; molecular motors|
|Subjects:||Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools|
Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Physical Science > Nano objects
Physical Science > Nanoelectronics
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Engineering > Nanotechnology applications in ICT
|Deposited On:||26 Jan 2009 12:08|
|Last Modified:||26 Jan 2009 12:08|
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