AIP congratulates Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa for winning the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "the design and synthesis of molecular machines."
This year's Nobel laureates in chemistry developed molecular machines that are among the world's tiniest technologies. The laureates are recognized for linking molecules together to design everything from tiny elevators to miniature muscles -- nanoscale devices that are as much as 1,000 times thinner than a human hair. Their discoveries have opened up a whole landscape of engineering possibilities for the future development of useful new nanomachines with myriad applications ranging from research to health care. More: https://www.insidescience.org/news/2016-nobel-prize-chemistry-update
Statement from Jason Wilde, AIP Publishing Chief Publishing Officer
“The development of molecular motors and molecular machines paves the way for devices ranging from fun technologies like molecular cars to lifesaving medical applications. AIP Publishing journals have chronicled these breakthroughs from the beginning, and will continue to document these exciting new avenues of research as they are explored.”
Statement from Reuben Collins, Editor-in-Chief of Applied Physics Letters
“Molecular machines are found in every cell in your body, and they are fundamental pieces of life's puzzle at the nanoscale. But until the work done by the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the only type of molecular machines known to science were natural, biological — not engineered, chemical. The work of this year's winners changed that, creating an entirely new class of functional nano materials and opening up a world of possible applications in medicine, computing, and fundamental research.”
Sauvage, Stoddart, and Feringa win Chemistry Nobel for molecular machines