Molecular Model Library
This index links to as many Precise Molecular Descriptions and
images of Nanomachine Parts as I can find. The model files are in the
standard *.pdb format of the
Brookhaven Protein DataBank.
The best way to view these files is with an interactive molecular
is a good Windows-Based standalone viewer. Unfortunately, some recent versions
crash when trying to view some of the most interesting Models (like the
is a good Macintosh viewer.
Visual Molecular Dynamics (VMD) from the
Theoretical Biophysics Group
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a molecular visualization
and analysis package for UNIX platforms with source
and precompiled binaries for SGI, HP, and Linux (download
It provides a wide range
of visualization and authoring tools for molecular structures. Since I have
had little experience with it, feedback on its features and functionality
would be appreciated.
Molecular Design Limited, Incorporated
is the Internet Explorer and Netscape (no Mozilla) plugin that will allow interactive viewing on the web.
Chime actually contains most of the code from Rasmol and is quite flexible.
I was able to download it and put it here so you don't need to login to their site.
), now in version 4.2 is good, and free of charge for the
"ViewerLite." Newly on the scene, this viewer and authoring tool provides
compatibility on the same standalone application for Windows or Macintosh.
Multiple molecules can be opened and tiled on one screen. Lots and lots of
options, actually. This program seemed to do the display of the molecules
and rotation rather sluggishly on a PC. Don't even bother loading the Differential Gear with the ViewerLite. Even the ViewerPro Eval took a long time.
Please read one of the Chime and Rasmol
I have included, wherever possible, a Thumbnail image which is a link to
the PDB File which should launch Chime for viewing (assuming you have
installed it), and a link to a large static image of the device.
- A -
- B - Bearing with Dislocations, "Big Bearing", Bucky Bearing
- C -
- D - Basic Diamond Surfaces, Differential Gear
- E -
- F - Fine Motion Contoller
- G - Graphitic Thrust Bearing
- H - Hydrocarbon Bearing, Hydrocarbon Hoop
- I -
- J -
- K -
- L - Lomer Dislocation
- M -
- N -
- O -
- P - Original and Beefed Up Planetary Gears, and the Neon Pump
- Q -
- R -
- S - Small Bearing
- T -
- U - Simple Molecular Universal Joint
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- W -
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- Z -
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