self-assembling structures

Self-assembling next-generation materials for faster fabrication

  Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in

A 3D printable structure that begins to fold itself up as soon as it’s peeled off the printing platform

Expanding polymer enables self-folding without heating or immersion in water. As 3-D printing has become

PowerPoint has a new job: Producing self-folding three-dimensional origami structures from photocurable liquid polymers

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Peking University have found a new use

Using light to curve plastics into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get

Never seen before self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity

New technique leverages controlled interactions across surfaces to create self-assembled materials with unprecedented complexity Building

Smarter Self-assembly Opens New Pathways for Next Generation Nanotechnology Electronic Devices

Brookhaven Lab scientists discover a way to create billionth-of-a-meter structures that snap together in complex

Tiny Transformers: Chemists Create Microscopic and Malleable Building Blocks

Taking a page from Jonathan Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels”, a team of scientists has created malleable

Scientists develop self-constructing nanodevices for diagnosing diseases

Motor vehicles were created in the 19th century as an efficient mode of transportation. As

Imagine a house that could fit in a backpack: A foldable material that can change size, volume and shape

Harvard researchers design a tunable, self actuated 3-D material Imagine a house that could fit

Nanoworld Snow Blowers: a New Method for Self-Assembly

In the nanoworld, tiny particles of gold can operate like snow blowers, churning through surface

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have developed a way of assembling organic

New Design Could Dramatically Boost Efficiency of Low-cost Solar Panels

X-ray Studies at SLAC’s Synchrotron Pave the Way for Better Methods to Convert Sunlight to

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Nanoparticle Thin Films That Self-Assemble in One Minute

The days of self-assembling nanoparticles taking hours to form a film over a microscopic-sized wafer

Overall neutral IPCs do not assemble in the vicinity of a charged bottom wall which attract the patches (left), assemble into a close packed structure when the substrate is neutral (centre), and form open aggregates when the wall attract the equators (right). (Copyright: American Chemical Society/ACS 2014)
Nano World: Where towers construct themselves

Imagine a tower builds itself into the desired structure only by choosing the appropriate bricks.

Programmable glue made of DNA directs tiny gel bricks to self-assemble

New method could help to reconnect injured organs or build functional human tissues from the