Molecular self-assembly

Molecular self-assembly is the spontaneous association of molecules, through non covalent bonds and under equilibrium conditions, into stable, structurally well-defined aggregates.

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  • News and Views |

    A phase-separated state is observed with single-stranded DNA composed of ‘polymeric’ blocks and exploited to programme the assembly of micrometre-sized all-DNA colloidal particles.

    • Chad A. Mirkin
    •  & Sarah Hurst Petrosko
    Nature Nanotechnology 13, 624-625
  • News and Views |

    The generation of hot electrons in plasmonic nanostructures is of scientific and technological interest, putting the community under pressure to better understand the hot-electron mechanisms and to increase the light conversion efficiency of plasmonic nanosystems for chemical reactions and photodetection.

    • Rachel Won
    Nature Photonics 12, 446-447