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(Title’s translation: Molecular machines)

The construction of molecular sized machines is an outstanding scientific result and a primary goal of nanotechnology. In the last thirty years, chemists from various parts of the world have learned to realize simple nanometer machines. Although these minuscule devices have not as yet become an integral part of our daily lives, we are, by now, on the threshold of a new industrial revolution