Toward the Design Principles of Molecular Machines

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Faculty/Staff
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The final version of this article appears in Physics in Canada, vol. 73, issue 2 (2017) http://www.cap.ca/pic-pac/

Date created: 
2017-05-18
Keywords: 
Molecular machines
Out-of-equilibrium conditions
Design
Abstract: 

Living things avoid equilibrium using molecular machines. Such microscopic soft-matter objects encounter relatively large friction and fluctuations. We discuss design principles for effective molecular machine operation in this unfamiliar context.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Article
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Sponsor(s): 
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
President’s Research Start-up Grant (DAS)
WestGrid
Compute Canada
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