Bioscience

Turbocharged Nanomotors

November 4, 2008

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: PhysOrg.com] — Nanorobots that are introduced into the body to eradicate tumor cells or clean out clogged arteries are not just science fiction; they are a realistic vision of the technological possibilities of the not-so-distant future. Efficient nanomotors will be needed to drive these nanomachines.

A team of scientists from University of California, San Diego (USA) and Arizona State University (Tempe, USA) has now developed nanorods that swim extremely fast.