Paris, 25 November 2015

NanoCar Race, the first-ever race of molecule-cars

The French southwestern town of Toulouse is preparing for the first-ever international race of molecule-cars: five teams will present their car prototype during the Futurapolis event on November 27, 2015. These cars, which only measure a few nanometers in length and are propelled by an electric current, are scheduled to compete on a gold atom surface next year. Participants will be able to synthesize and test their molecule-car until October 2016 prior to taking part in the NanoCar Race organized at the CNRS Centre d'élaboration des matériaux et d'études structurales (CEMES) by Christian Joachim, senior researcher at the CNRS and Gwénaël Rapenne, professor at Université Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier, with the support of the CNRS.

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nanocars France

© P. Abeilhou CEMES-CNRS

NanoMobile Club – France

nanocars Germany

© Technical University Dresden

Nano-windmill Company – Germany

Nanocars Ohio

© Ohio University

Ohio Bobcat Nano-wagon Team – Ohio

Nanocars Texas and Austria

© Rice University

Nano-car Team - Texas et Austria

Nanocars Japan


Nano-Vehicle MANA-NIMS Team – Japan

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