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Biomolecular Motor-Powered Self-Assembly of Dissipative Nanocomposite Rings

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  • Haiqing Liu,

    1. Biomolecular Interfaces and Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1413, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
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  • Erik D. Spoerke,

    1. Electronic and Nanostructured Materials Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1411, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
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  • Marlene Bachand,

    1. Biomolecular Interfaces and Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1413, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
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  • Steven J. Koch,

    1. Biomolecular Interfaces and Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1413, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
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  • Bruce C. Bunker,

    1. Electronic and Nanostructured Materials Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1411, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
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  • George D. Bachand

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    1. Biomolecular Interfaces and Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1413, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA)
    • Biomolecular Interfaces and Systems Department, Sandia National Laboratories P.O. Box 5800, MS-1413, Albuquerque, NM 87185 (USA).
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  • We thank Drs. Andy Boal, Peter Feibelman, and Gordon Osbourn for helpful discussion and comments on this manuscript. We thank Dr. Peng Li in the Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the University of New Mexico for technical assistance on STEM work, and Dr. J. Howard for generously providing the Drosophila kinesin expression clone. This work was supported by the Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering in the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences and Sandia's Laboratory Directed Research and Development Office. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under Contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

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The fundamental mechanisms by which biomolecular motors drive the assembly and disassembly of the composite ring structures are characterized in this study. This system provides an enabling model of how the collective behavior of energy-dissipating and thermodynamic processes may be used to drive the dynamic assembly of nanostructured composites, and provides knowledge for the future development of adaptive, “smart,” and reconfigurable materials.

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