Nobel and other Prizes

Nobel prize in Chemistry, 2016

  1. Who? Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa
  2. For What? Work on molecular machines that may lead to developments like new materials, sensors and energy storage systems
  3. The French, Scottish and Dutch scientists had developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added
  4. The molecular motor is at the same stage as the electric motor was in the 1830s, when scientists displayed various spinning cranks and wheels, unaware that they would lead to electric trains, washing machines, fans and food processors

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