A microrotary motor powered by bacteria

Yuichi Hiratsuka*, Makoto Miyata, Tetsuya Tada, Taro Q.P. Uyeda

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研究成果: Article査読

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Biological molecular motors have a number of unique advantages over artificial motors, including efficient conversion of chemical energy into mechanical work and the potential for self-assembly into larger structures, as is seen in muscle sarcomeres and bacterial and eukaryotic flagella. The development of an appropriate interface between such biological materials and synthetic devices should enable us to realize useful hybrid micromachines. Here we describe a microrotary motor composed of a 20-μm-diameter silicon dioxide rotor driven on a silicon track by the gliding bacterium Mycoplasma mobile. This motor is fueled by glucose and inherits some of the properties normally attributed to living systems.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)13618-13623
ページ数6
ジャーナルProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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37
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出版ステータスPublished - 2006 9月 12
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