News tagged with self assembly

Highlight: Quasi-Crystalline Order at Nanoscale

Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures. Mixing and matching of two different types of nanoparticles allows the formation of binary nanoparticle superlattices isostructural to ionic or intermetallic ...

dateJan 11, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Researchers find new route to nano self-assembly

( -- If the promise of nanotechnology is to be fulfilled, nanoparticles will have to be able to make something of themselves. An important advance towards this goal has been achieved by researchers with the U.S. ...

dateOct 22, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Self-rolled tubes make miniature electronics

(—With downscaling as one of the main pursuits in electronics research today, scientists and engineers are developing a variety of miniaturization strategies, from those involving powerful microscopes to self-assembly ...

dateDec 12, 2012 in Nanophysics feature
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Nanotech Batteries for a New Energy Future

( -- In order to save money and energy, many people are purchasing hybrid electric cars or installing solar panels on the roofs of their homes. But both have a problem -- the technology to store the electrical ...

dateMar 19, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Switchable Nanostructures Made with DNA

( -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have found a new way to use a synthetic form of DNA to control the assembly of nanoparticles — this time resulting in switchable, ...

dateDec 21, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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