(420c) Applications of Biomolecular Motors in Nanotechnology

Authors: 
Hess, H. - Presenter, University of Florida
Agarwal, A. - Presenter, University of Florida
Fischer, T. - Presenter, University of Florida
Katira, P. - Presenter, University of Florida
Kinahan, M. - Presenter, University of Florida
Luria, I. T. - Presenter, University of Florida
Tucker, R. - Presenter, University of Florida


Biomolecular motors efficiently convert chemical energy into mechanical work by hydrolyzing ATP. This talk will review recent advances in the design of hybrid devices and materials which integrate in particular the motor protein kinesin. Molecular motors enable in principle new approaches to a wide range of applications, including activated self-assembly, nanorobotics, self-healing, adaptive materials, nanofluidics, and biosensing. However, a gain in performance compared to existing approaches depends on a fundamental understanding of the flow of reactants and energy through these non-equilibrium systems of soft materials.