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A fresh twist for self-assembly

Molecular helicity affects many of the bulk properties of materials. A study finds that helicity also controls the self-assembly of colloidal particles, opening the door to a new generation of functional materials. See Letter p.348

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Schaller, V., Bausch, A. A fresh twist for self-assembly. Nature 481, 268–269 (2012).

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