Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: Ming Liu (foreground), Xiang Zhang and Thomas Zentgraf have created the first nano-sized light mill motor whose rotational speed and direction can be controlled by tuning the frequency of the incident light waves. This new concept opens the door to a broad range of valuable applications in energy and biology as well as in nanoelectromechanical systems.
Credit: Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab Public Affairs
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