Turns out entropy binds nanoparticles a lot like electrons bind chemical crystals.
Nanotechnology: Theory predicts new type of bond that assembles nanoparticle crystals
Nanostructures get complex with electron equivalents
Nanoparticles of two different sizes break away from symmetrical designs.
Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings could make an exotic material commercially viable
Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.
‘Digital alchemy’ to reverse-engineer new materials
If you tell this computer program what crystal you need to build, it will design a particle that self-assembles into that crystal.
Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge
Added electrical charges can harness a protein’s shape and chemical properties to build interesting structures.
Q&A with Sharon Glotzer
The new chemical engineering chair lays out her vision for expanding the curriculum into the high-demand areas of data science and science & technology policy.