Building molecular engine: Researchers induce uniform oscillation from random noise of single hydrogen molecule

(—A team of physicists working in a lab at Free University of Berlin have succeeded in causing a quartz cantilever to oscillate uniformly using the random vibrations of a single hydrogen molecule. This effect was achieved, the team reports in their paper published in the journal Science, by exciting a hydrogen molecule with electrons and through the use of a crystal that is known for stable oscillations.