Conformationally Programmable Molecules
Programming a molecule, in this case a chain of carbon atoms as is found in proteins, by specifying rotational behaviour of individual covalent bonds as a function of time. The key is to have the first bond fixed and stationary then consider the many possibilities for specifying all the other bonds.
Geometric Properties of Freely Rotating Carbon Chains Fixed at One End
The geometric properties of the free end of a programmed carbon chain have some remarkable properties suggesting a built in code for life as we know it. Here is a recent example of the output of one such molecular program...
Following is a gallery of some older examples of output...