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Molecular Motors for Surface Applications

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Project "MMSA" data sheet

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Organization address
address: Broerstraat 5
postcode: 9712CP

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Total cost 165˙598 €
 EC max contribution 165˙598 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-04-01   to  2020-03-31


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 Project objective

Over the last few decades the field of artificial molecular motors/switches has evolved into a cornerstone of chemical research. Molecular motors are now widely expected to play a leading role in the nanotechnological revolution of the 21st century as they are central to the transition from static to responsive/adaptive materials and molecular devices. Feringa's unidirectional rotary motors are unique in their potential to perform continuous work and are recognized as having a multitude of possible applications. However, necessary use of UV light as well as poorly understood behavior of surface bound rotary motors has so far hampered their development. The research outlined in this proposal is aimed at overcoming these limitations by exploring two-photon absorption pathways as well as upconverting nanoparticles to drive molecular rotation with near-infrared light. Secondly, scanning tunneling microscopy will be used to gain insight into the rotational behavior of surface bound rotary motors on the basis of individual molecules as well as their organisation into self-assembled monolayers. This knowledge will subsequently be applied to showcase three distinct, exemplary applications: Firstly, individually addressing the states making up the rotational cycle of motors incorporated into self-assembled monolayers will be studied for its potential use in molecular information storage. Secondly, the coordinated rotation of surface bound motors will be harnessed in order to achieve transport of microscale objects. Lastly, the influence of the dynamic behavior of a motor functionalized surface on stem cell adhesion will be explored. MMSA is therefore an interdisciplinary project at the interface of chemistry, surface science, nanorobotics and cell biology, placing it at the forefront of science.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Lukas Pfeifer, Maximilian Scherübl, Maximilian Fellert, Wojciech Danowski, Jinling Cheng, Jasper Pol, Ben L. Feringa
Photoefficient 2 nd generation molecular motors responsive to visible light
published pages: 8768-8773, ISSN: 2041-6520, DOI: 10.1039/c9sc02150g
Chemical Science 10/38 2020-03-23

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