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Efficient designs for powering microscale devices with nanoscale biomolecular motors

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.

Item Type:Article
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
ID Code:3752
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:26 Jan 2009 12:08
Last Modified:26 Jan 2009 12:08

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