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SPECIAL AMO/QO PHYSICS SEMINAR


"Molecular Motors, A Different Kind of Transport"


Winfried Teizer
Texas A&M University

ABSTRACT 

Nature has generated sophisticated and complex molecular motors, employed for nanoscale transport at the intracellular level. As a complementary tool to nanofluidics, these motors have been envisioned for nanotechnological devices. In order to pave the way for such applications, a thorough understanding of the mechanisms governing these motors is needed. Because of the complexity of their in-vivo functions, this understanding is best acquired in-vitro, where functional parameters can independently be controlled. I will report on work in my group that studies and harnesses the transport properties of molecular motors on functionalized structures of reduced dimensionality, such as carbon nanotubes, lithographically designed electrodes2and microwires.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014
IQSE 578, 9:30 a.m.
Mitchell Physics Building


Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Coffee and Doughnuts to be served 15 minutes prior start time)

Host: Dr. Marlan Scully