Nanocar Race II / Franco-Japanese Team

The 2nd International Nanocar Race

- Spring 2021 in Toulouse, France -

Franco-Japanese Team

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Feb 28, 2020
The Franco-Japanese Team has been officially authorized to participate in the race.
- In Toulouse, Prof. Rapenne received an authorization certificate from the organization committee. →Photo

The 2nd International Nanocar Race (Nanocar Race II) will take place in Toulouse, France in the spring of 2021, in which ultimately small molecular machines will run for 24 hours in a competition for distance. Ten teams from around the world will be participating in the scientific competition.

Prof. Gwénaël Rapenne (Division of Materials Science, NAIST) leads the Franco-Japanese Team, made up of researchers from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) and Paul Sabatier University (UPS), France, under the framework of the international collaborative laboratory established between NAIST and CEMES-CNRS (UPS). The team participates in the race with a newly designed and synthesized dipolar nanocar, called the “Blue Buggy” due to its color.

the blue buggy

The Blue Buggy (image)