from the learning-from-biology dept.
2012Rocky writes "I recently completed an interview with George Bachand at Sandia regarding his work with molecular motors."
George Bachand: "We are interested in mimicking Nature's ability to actively assemble, reconfigure, and disassemble nanoscale materials and structures. As an example, we are interested in mimicking the mechanism by which organisms such as chameleons change color. This involves rearrangement of pigmented nanoparticles by linear translation using biological motors."