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Extreme nature helps scientists design nano materials
Date:10/14/2008

th different physical properties can be fabricated, for example by aligning particles body-to-body versus self-assembly end-to-end. This option is not possible with other rod-shaped VNPs.

"Future applications may be found in liquid crystal assembly, nanoscale templating, nanoelectronic and biomedical applications." said Dr Dave Evans of the John Innes Centre.

"Further studies towards the development of these VNPs for materials are currently underway", said Dr Nicole F. Steinmetz of the Scripps Research Institute. "We are looking into the use of the particles to generate complex structures such as rings or tetrapods".


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