Nano-cars Race

Nanocars Race

Official Final Ranking

#1 ex aequo

American-Austrian NanoPrix Team

  • The US-Austrian team (Rice/Graz) - 1 micron in 29 hours. On the Graz single-tip STM microscope remote-controlled from Toulouse, they completed the longest and fastest-ever single molecule-car run on their silver surface.

Swiss Team
 

  • The Swiss team (Basel) - 133 nm in 6-and-a-half hours. On the shared gold surface within the Toulouse 4-tip STM microscope, they crossed the finishing line with their nanocar.

#2

OHIO BOBCAT NANO-WAGON TEAM

  • The US team (Ohio) - 43 nm. On the Ohio single-tip STM microscope remote-controlled from Toulouse and on their gold surface, their car was the largest molecule-car to participate in the competition.

#3

Nano-windmill company
 

  • The German team (Dresden) - 11 nm. On the shared gold surface within the Toulouse 4-tip STM microscope: the "Perseverance prize". No matter the difficulties encountered, they were able to keep their nanocar on track day and night.

Not Ranked

Toulouse Nanomobile Club

  • The French team (Toulouse) is awarded the "most beautiful car" prize for the stunning STM images of their nanocar, recorded on the shared gold surface within the Toulouse 4-tip STM microscope.

Not Ranked

NIMS-MANA team

  • The Japanese team (NIMS-MANA) is awarded the "Fair play" prize. On the shared gold surface within the Toulouse 4-tip STM microscope. Their nanocar was unable to recover from a first software crash. After a 1 nm run and a second software crash on the morning of April 29th, they decided to stop their trials since their efforts could potentially be detrimental to the other cars.
A very special mention goes to Tsukuba team pilot Dr. We Hyo Soe, whose contribution during the 2 weeks of training that preceded the NanoCar Race proved decisive for the 4 teams engaged on the shared gold surface on the Toulouse 4-tip STM microscope.