That’s right a nano-sized  electric motor which is only one nano-meter across. That is the size of a single molecule. Created by Tufts University’s Research Team led by associate professor of Chemistry Charles Sykes , based in Boston. Sykes was able to make a single asymmetric butyl methyl sulfide molecule move back and forth by using a scanning microscope and by lowering the temperature of the molecule to 5 Kelvin or 450F.

In case you don’t understand the magnitude of the achievement , a human hair is about 60,000 nanometers in diameter. The motor molecule is just one nanometer, breaking the previous record for smallest electric motor of 200 nanometers. This motor find application in channeling fluids through nanosized tubes.


Source: NewScientist and Geeky-Gadget