Targeted assembly and synchronization of self-spinning microgears

@article{Aubret2018TargetedAA,
  title={Targeted assembly and synchronization of self-spinning microgears},
  author={Antoine Aubret and Mena Youssef and Stefano Sacanna and J{\'e}r{\'e}mie Palacci},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2018},
  volume={14},
  pages={1114-1118}
}
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