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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.

For further information click on:
http://www.cemes.fr/Molecule-car-Race?lang=en
http://www.futurapolis.com/sessions/course-nano-cars/
http://nanocar-race.cnrs.fr/indexEnglish.php

Follow the race #NanoCarRace


NanoCar Race, the first-ever race of molecule-cars par CNRS-en

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

© MANA-NIMS

Nano-Vehicle MANA-NIMS Team – Japan




Affiche nanocars

Contacts:

CNRS researcher l Christian Joachim l T +33 (0)5 62 25 78 35 l christian.joachim@cemes.fr
CNRS press l Alexiane Agullo l T +33 (0)1 44 96 43 90 l alexiane.agullo@cnrs-dir.fr


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