Nano-Machines Driving Efficiency Of Any Machine
progress in nanotechnology has enabled researchers to understand the world in ever-smaller scales and even allows for the design and manufacture of extremely small artificial machines. “There is evidence that these machines are far more efficient than large machines, such as cars. Yet in absolute terms, the output is low compared to the needs we have in daily life applications,” explains Tim Herpich, PhD student at Esposito’s research group.
The researchers found that the nanomachines under certain conditions start to arrange in “swarms” and synchronise their movements. While this is basic research, the principles outlined in the paper could potentially be used to improve the efficiency of any machine in the future, the researcher explains.
In order to simulate and study the energetic behaviour of swarms of nanomachines, scientists created mathematical models that are based on existing literature and outcomes of experimental research