Issue Date: July 12, 2010
Nanostructures Form Like Polymers
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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