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Molecular machines [Excerpt from the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies DVD]

Series : Nanosciences Nanotechnologies

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  00:06:28  2008  Color  Sound

This film derives from the Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies DVD.
Jean-Pierre Sauvage of the Laboratoire de chimie organo-minérale (laboratory of inorganic chemistry) presents the philosophy of his work as what he calls a "molecularist". His team seeks to produce molecules with non-trivial topological properties, i.e. with intertwining chains.
If the different parts of these molecules can be set into relative motion, one obtains molecular machines or motors. Such discoveries are often inspired by biology, which shows that such molecules exist and work.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : MONCLIN Alain
Scientific adviser : LHOSTE Bernard (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processLive shots. Use of animations and microscopic images.
Live sounds and voice-over. Music (Vincent Bülher).
PersonnalitiesSAUVAGE Jean-Pierre



Technical Sheet
Item No.2066
PublicTeaching ; Research
Original SupportVideo DV Cam
VersionFrench ; International version
Delivery supportDV Cam