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Cover Picture: Biomolecular Motor-Powered Self-Assembly of Dissipative Nanocomposite Rings (Adv. Mater. 23/2008)
Kinesin biomolecular motors can be used to transport a range of metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles. On page 4476, George Bachand and co-workers report the self-assembly of nonequilibrium nanocomposites consisting of microtubule filaments and nanocrystal quantum dots. The cyclic assembly and disassembly of these composites are driven by the dynamic interaction of energy-dissipative (biomolecular transport) and thermodynamic processes (noncovalent bond formation).