Quantum control of a chiral molecular motor driven by laser pulses

Masahiro Yamaki, Kunihito Hoki, Yukiyoshi Ohtsuki, Hirohiko Kono, Yuichi Fujimura

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"Molecular motors or machines" are one of the hot subjects in chemistry because they play an important role in molecular devices. We have theoretically demonstrated that unidirectional rotations of a chiral molecular motor can be driven by using tailored linearly polarized laser pulses. The findings obtained here serve as a theoretical basis for control of functions such as gearing or acceleration of molecular motors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7300-7301
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 25

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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