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Colloidal self-assembly

Superparticles get complex

Nature Materials volume 11, pages 10091011 (2012) | Download Citation

The assembly of hundreds of thousands of semiconductor nanorods into nearly spherical or needle-like colloidal superparticles made of highly ordered supercrystalline domains can be explained by simple thermodynamic and kinetic principles.

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  1. Institute of Chemistry and the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

    • Uri Banin
  2. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, New York 10025, USA

    • Amit Sitt

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