Toward intelligent molecular machines: directed motions of biological and artificial molecules and assemblies.

  title={Toward intelligent molecular machines: directed motions of biological and artificial molecules and assemblies.},
  author={Kazushi Kinbara and Takuzo Aida},
  journal={Chemical reviews},
  volume={105 4},
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