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.
The final version of this article appears in Physics in Canada, vol. 73, issue 2 (2017) http://www.cap.ca/pic-pac/
Physics in Canada
Toward the Design Principles of Molecular Machines
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Funder: Simon Fraser University (SFU)
Funder: Compute Canada
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