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Volume 88 Issue 28 | p. 31 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 12, 2010

Nanostructures Form Like Polymers

Novel nanorod self-assembly process resembles step-growth polymerization
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE
Keywords: self-assembly, nanorodsnanostructures, polymerization

A new process for nanoparticle self-assembly resembles step-growth polymerization and gives scientists a long-desired strategy for predicting nanostructure properties, such as their architecture and size distribution (Science 2010, 329, 197). Self-assembly is a highly attractive phenomenon because it allows scientists to create structures with numerous potential optical, electronic, and magnetic properties for applications ranging from optoelectronics to sensing. Eugenia Kumacheva of the University of Toronto; Michael Rubinstein of the University of . . .

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