Efficiency of Energy Transduction in a Molecular Chemical Engine

Preprint English OPEN
Sasaki, Kazuo; Kanada, Ryo; Amari, Satoshi;
(2006)

A simple model of the two-state ratchet type is proposed for molecular chemical engines that convert chemical free energy into mechanical work and vice versa. The engine works by catalyzing a chemical reaction and turning a rotor. Analytical expressions are obtained for... View more
  • References (35)
    35 references, page 1 of 4

    1) B. Alberts and A. Johnson and J. Lewis and M. Raff and K. Roberts and P. Walter:Molecular Biology of the Cell (Garland Science, New York, 2002) 4th ed.

    2) Molecular Motors, ed. M. Schliwa (Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Winheim, 2003).

    3) H. Noji, R. Yasuda, M. Yoshida and K. Kinosita, Jr.: Nature 386 (1997) 299.

    4) R. Yasuda, H. Noji, M. Yoshida, K. Kinosita, Jr., and H. Itoh: Nature 410 (2001) 898.

    5) H. Itoh, A. Takahashi, K. Adachi, H. Noji, R. Yasuda, M. Yoshida and K. Kinosita, Jr.: Nature 427 (2004) 465.

    6) Y. Rondelez, G. Tresset, T. Nakashima, Y. Kato-Yamada, H. Fujita, S. Takeuchi and H. Noji: Nature 433 (2005) 773.

    7) R. D. Astumian: Science 276 (1997) 917.

    8) F. Ju¨licher, A. Ajdari and J. Prost: Rev. Mod. Phys. 69 (1997) 1269.

    9) C. Bustamante, D. Keller and G. Oster:Acc. Chem. Res. 34 (2001) 412.

    10) P. Reimann: Phys. Rep. 361 (2002) 57.

  • Related Organizations (4)
  • Metrics
Share - Bookmark