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Researchers reveal real-time glimpse into growth habits of nanoparticles

March 30, 2023

For the first time, researchers have observed the process of nanoparticles self-assembling and crystalizing into solid materials. In new videos produced by the team, particles can be seen raining down, tumbling along stairsteps and sliding around before finally snapping into place to form a crystal’s signature stacked layers.


March 30, 2023


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Organizing nanoparticles into pinwheel shapes offers new twist on engineered materials

November 29, 2022

Researchers have developed a new strategy to help build materials with unique optical, magnetic, electronic and catalytic properties. These pinwheel-shaped structures self-assemble from nanoparticles and exhibit a characteristic called chirality – one of nature’s strategies to build complexity into structures at all scales, from molecules to galaxies.  


November 29, 2022


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