Controlled Nanoscale Motion

Nobel Symposium 131

  • Heiner Linke
  • Alf Månsson

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 711)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. H.C. Berg
    Pages 1-13
  3. I. Rayment, J. Allingham
    Pages 15-40
  4. K. Oiwa, D.J. Manstein
    Pages 41-63
  5. S.B. Shah, G. Yang, G. Danuser, L.S.B. Goldstein
    Pages 65-84
  6. J.-F. Allemand, D. Bensimon, G. Charvin, V. Croquette, G. Lia, T. Lionnet et al.
    Pages 123-140
  7. I. Derényi, G. Koster, M.M. van Duijn, A. Czövek, M. Dogterom, J. Prost
    Pages 141-159
  8. M. Sletmoen, G. S. Bræk, B.T. Stokke
    Pages 161-180
  9. D. Selmeczi, S. Tolić-Nørrelykke, E. Schäffer, P.H. Hagedorn, S. Mosler, K. Berg-Sørensen et al.
    Pages 181-199
  10. J.L. Arlett, M.R. Paul, J.E. Solomon, M.C. Cross, S.E. Fraser, M.L. Roukes
    Pages 241-270
  11. H.G. Craighead, S.M. Stavis, K.T. Samiee
    Pages 271-301
  12. R.D. Horansky, T.F. Magnera, J.C. Price, J. Michl
    Pages 303-330
  13. B. Yurke
    Pages 331-347
  14. Z.S. Siwy, C.R. Martin
    Pages 349-365
  15. A. Månsson, I.A. Nicholls, P. Omling, S. Tågerud, L. Montelius
    Pages 385-406
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 407-410

About this book


When the size of a machine approaches the nanometer scale, thermal fluctuations become large compared to the energies that drive the motor. The control of motion at the nanoscale therefore requires physical understanding and technical approaches that are fundamentally different from those that are successful at the macroscale.

This volume provides an introduction to the state-of-the-art of controlled nanoscale motion in biological and artificial systems. Topics include the control and function of protein motors, the physics of non-equilibrium Brownian motion, and the physics and fabrication of synthetic molecular motors.

The chapters in this book are based on selected contributions on the 2005 Nobel Symposium to Controlled Nanoscale Motion and are written by leading experts in their fields.


Nanotube enzymes imaging membrane nanotubes molecular motors motor proteins nanomechanics nanotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Heiner Linke
    • 1
  • Alf Månsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of OregonEugeneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and Biomedical SciencesUniversity of KalmarKalmarSweden

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