Volume 53, Number 4, 2022Quantum technology
|Page(s)||24 - 27|
|Published online||12 September 2022|
When a molecular motor does the quantum leap
Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, 8600 Dübendorf ( Switzerland )
2 Institute of Physics, École Polytechnique Fédé rale de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne ( Switzerland )
In his seminal 1959 lecture “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” Richard Feynman has put forward two challenges  .The first was to shrink letters to a size, which allowed writing the whole Encyclopedia Britannica on the head of a pin - which was achieved in 1985 .The second challenge read: “It is my intention to offer a prize of $1,000 to the first guy who makes a rotating electric motor which can be controlled from the outside and, not counting the lead-in wires, is only 1/64th inch cubed” .
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2022
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