Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for tiny molecular machines

AFP , Wednesday 5 Oct 2016

Nobel Chemistry Prize 2016
This combo made on October 5, 2016 shows the three Nobel Chemistry Prize 2016 laureates (L-R) French scientist Jean-Pierre Sauvage during a press conference at the University of Strasbourg on October 5, 2016, Sir James Fraser Stoddart of Britain (undated) and Dutch Bernard Feringa posing in Groningen, Netherlands, on October 5, 2016. (AFP)

Jean-Pierre Sauvage of France, J Fraser Stoddart of Britain and Bernard Feringa of the Netherlands won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for developing molecular machines, the world's smallest machines, the jury said.

"They have developed molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added... Molecular machines will most likely be used in the development of things such as new materials, sensors and energy storage systems," it said.

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