Hot Article: Nanoscale machines via inversion of helix handedness?

Chakrabarti and Wales draw inspiration from DNA to perform theoretical studies on a model supramolecular helix system. They demonstrate the inversion of helix handedness results from cooperative rotation of the two segments of opposite handedness in opposite directions. A mechanical motion rarely observed in molecular machines.

Helix Handedness

Read the communication for free until March 25: Dwaipayan Chakrabarti and David J. Wales
Soft Matter, 2011, (Advance Article), DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01507E, Communication

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