Research highlight in Nature Physics

A study of a composite soft-matter nanomechanical system consisting of a rotating ring of optically trapped colloidal particles confining a set of untrapped colloids demonstrates the possibility of gearwheel-like torque transmission on the nanoscale. Read article...

"Transmission of torque at the nanoscale" by Ian Williams, Erdal C Oguz, Thomas Speck, Paul Bartlett, Hartmut Löwen and C. Patrick Royall