Light-Powered Work driven by Molecular Motors

Tobias van den Enk

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Molecular machines are small chemical compounds that can operate certain functions on demand at the smallest scale. These small machines can be powered in their operation depending on how they are designed, sometimes using chemicals, sometimes using light to power them. In this thesis I describe how certain light-powered molecular machines, called molecular motors, can be connected, or incorporated to other systems in such a way that the light-driven operation of these molecular motors is transferred into work.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
  • Feringa, Ben L., Supervisor
  • Browne, Wesley, Supervisor
Award date19-Dec-2023
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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