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Artificial Surface-Mounted Molecular Rotors: Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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  • J. Vacek,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215 (USA)
    2. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • J. Michl

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0215 (USA)
    2. Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 166 10 Prague 6 (Czech Republic)
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  • This work was supported by the USARO (DAAD19-01-1-0521), DoD High Performance Modernization Office Challenge project C1R, ARL-ERO N62558-03-M-0806, EU STRP NMP4-013880 (Single Motor FLIN) and EU MCRTN (MRTN-CT-2005–019481, From FLIM to FLIN), NSF (OISE 0532040), Grant Agency of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic GAAV IAA400550616, and Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic (KONTAKT ME-857). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

The development of artificial surface-mounted molecular rotors has benefited from theoretical guidance by molecular dynamics simulations. After a brief survey of the origins of the project, the present understanding of the way in which these simple molecular machines operate is reviewed.

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