News tagged with self-assembly

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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Folding funnels key to biomimicry

(—Proteins are able to self-assemble into a wide range of highly ordered structures that feature a diverse array of properties. Through biomimicry - technological innovation inspired by nature – humans hope to ...

dateOct 31, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Nanotechnologists create minuscule soccer balls

Nanotechnologists at the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a method whereby minuscule polystyrene spheres, automatically and under controlled conditions, form an almost perfect ball that looks ...

dateSep 28, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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