Accession Number:

ADA458453

Title:

Molecular Tinkertoy Construction Kit: Computer Simulations of Molecular Propellers and Paddle Wheels

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 4, Jun-Oct 2006

Corporate Author:

CZECHOSLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES PRAGUE J HEYROVSKY INST OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY AND ELECTROCHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE