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Issue 9, 2011
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Light operated molecular machines

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In future, artificial molecular machines could enable the construction of intelligent materials or perform functions inside our body. We describe the role of light for the operation of molecular machines, and show the level of sophistication reached in their development by illustrating a few significant examples reported since the millennium.

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13 Sep 2010
05 Nov 2010
First published
06 Dec 2010

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 2483-2489
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Light operated molecular machines

S. Silvi, M. Venturi and A. Credi, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2483
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC03829F

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