Rotation of a single molecule within a supramolecular bearing

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Experimental visualization and verification of a single-molecule rotor operating within a supramolecular bearing is reported. Using a scanning tunneling microscope, single molecules were observed to exist in one of two spatially defined states Laterally separated by 0.26 nanometers. One was identified as a rotating state and the other as an immobilized state. Calculations of the energy barrier for rotation of these two states show that it is below the thermal energy at room temperature for the rotating state and above it for the immobilized state.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScience
Volume281
Issue number5376
Pages (from-to)531-532
ISSN0036-8075
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 321
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