Self-rolled tubes make miniature electronics
Scientists develop method for fabricating individual magnetic quantum dots
DNA as invisible ink can reversibly hide patterns
Single-Molecule Magnets Open New Door for Information Technology
Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble
A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University has found a way to self-assemble complex structures out of bricks smaller than a grain of salt. The new ...
Chemical engineers' research may lead to inexpensive, flexible solar cells (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Work by a team of chemical engineers at Penn State and Rice University may lead to a new class of inexpensive organic solar cells.
Architect unveils concept of 4D printing at TED conference (w/ video)
Self-assembled monolayers create p-n junctions in graphene films
Researchers are creating graphene p-n junctions by transferring films of the electronic material to substrates that have been patterned by compounds that are either strong electron donors or electron acceptors.
New technique allows production of complex microchip structures in one self-assembling step
Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to creating the complex array of wires and connections on microchips, using a system of self-assembling polymers. The work could eventually lead to a way of making more densely ...
Researchers find best routes to self-assembling 3-D shapes
Material chemists and engineers would love to figure out how to create self-assembling shells, containers or structures that could be used as tiny drug-carrying containers or to build 3-D sensors and electronic ...
Pentagonal tiles pave the way towards organic electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research paves way for the nanoscale self-assembly of organic building blocks, a promising new route towards the next generation of ultra-small electronic devices.
Single-crystal films could advance solar cells (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
New self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself
Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists ...