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Multifunctional and Biodegradable Self-Propelled Protein Motors

  • 23 July 2019
  • Stuttgart

A team of researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart developed new self-propelled motors from biologically derived materials. Due to the nanostructure of the protein materials and the physical and chemical properties of the fuel, their protein-based motors have a higher performance output, efficiency, and mobility lifetime than previously reported Marangoni motors.


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Abdon Pena-Francesch
Postdoctoral Researcher
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Joshua Giltinan
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Metin Sitti
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Linda Behringer
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