时间：2017-12-27 17:24:28 Source: Science and Technology DailyTime: 2017-12-27 17:24:28
The charm of science and technology lies in the persistence of the verification hypothesis model. It appears in the surprise of "seeing" the unknown world through various tools. It also lies in creating the unknown pleasure with known conditions.
The achievements of molecular robots obviously belong to the last case-scientists regard the basic laws as magic wands, read the spells, and the molecules are obedient.
In September, Nature published a paper describing the world's first molecular robot made by the University of Manchester, UK. It consists of a total of 150 carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen atoms, and is only a millionth of a millimeter in size. It piles up tens of billions of such robots, and is only the size of a grain of salt.
Such a tiny molecular robot can control a single molecule according to "instructions", and use molecular arms to build molecular products. The process is very similar to the process of building a Lego robot, except that it is replaced with atoms.
Although the construction of such molecular robots is extremely complicated, the technologies used are based on simple chemical reactions, the basic principles of atom-molecular interaction, and how small molecules build chemical knowledge such as large molecules.
Because it is very tiny, molecular robots have many advantages, which can reduce material requirements, accelerate drug development, greatly reduce energy consumption, and promote miniaturization of products. Therefore, it is expected to bring exciting applications in many fields in the future