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Trio wins Nobel chemistry prize for 'world's smallest machines'

Their work on molecular machines may lead to new materials, sensors and energy storage systems
Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 05:50
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Prof Sauvage (above), Prof Stoddart and Prof Feringa developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added, the Academy said.
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Prof Sauvage, Prof Stoddart (above) and Prof Feringa developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added, the Academy said.
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Prof Sauvage, Prof Stoddart and Prof Feringa (above) developed molecules with controllable movements that can perform tasks when energy is added, the Academy said.

Stockholm

JEAN-PIERRE Sauvage, J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa won the Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for work on molecular machines that may lead to developments such as new materials, sensors and energy storage systems.

"This year's Nobel Prize in Chemistry is about the