Molecular Tinkertoy Construction Kit: Computer Simulations of Molecular Propellers and Paddle Wheels
Interim rept. no. 4, Jun-Oct 2006
CZECHOSLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PRAGUE J HEYROVSKY INST OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY
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We calculated the friction coefficients and their dependence on rotation frequency in carborane rotors and propellers. A paper on this is almost ready for submission. A copy of the draft is attached. Our results indicate that molecular rotors can be used to control friction of surfaces to some extend. Further investigation is needed. A new phenomelogical model of molecular propeller action was designed. Its performance is currently being tested also for porphyrin types of rotors. We designed a new generation of our light-absorption driven molecular motor.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment