Volume 84, Number 5, December 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||16 December 2008|
Interaction of molecular motors can enhance their efficiency
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic - Na Slovance 2, CZ-18221 Praha, Czech Republic, EU
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 4 November 2008
Particles moving in oscillating potential with broken mirror symmetry are considered. We calculate their energetic efficiency, when acting as molecular motors carrying a load against external force. It is shown that interaction between particles enhances the efficiency in a wide range of parameters. Possible consequences for artificial molecular motors are discussed.
PACS: 05.40.-a – Fluctuation phenomena, random processes, noise, and Brownian motion / 87.16.Nn – Motor proteins (myosin, kinesin dynein) / 07.10.Cm – Micromechanical devices and systems
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