Mini Motors

Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012

Our stand on biological, nano-scale transport, or “Mini Motors”, was accepted for the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012. You can visit the website for the stand here.

Physics Department Open Day: Before the prospective students arrive.
Wow! How? science fair 2012: The exhibit is designed to be hands on.
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012: Jon Bath explains how to build a motor from DNA.
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012: The bacterial flagellar motor is described by Ren Lim.
Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2012: Low Reynolds number demonstration
A sense of scale: The bacterial flagellar motor is quite a large example of a mini-motor. Even so, about a million would fit across one of the cogs shown in the picture.

Molecular graphics were rendered with the UCSF Chimera package. Chimera is developed by the Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics at the University of California, San Francisco, with support from the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Research Resources grant 2P41RR001081, National Institute of General Medical Sciences grant 9P41GM103311)