"Molecular motors or machines" are one of the hot subjects in chemistry because they play an important role in molecular devices. We have theoretically demonstrated that unidirectional rotations of a chiral molecular motor can be driven by using tailored linearly polarized laser pulses. The findings obtained here serve as a theoretical basis for control of functions such as gearing or acceleration of molecular motors.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry