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Nanocrystal superlattices: No need to wait

In contrast with protocols reporting self-assembly of nanocrystals after synthesis, Pd nanocrystals rapidly form 3D micrometre-size superlattices during growth. The nanocrystals keep growing after assembly, tuning the size of the lattice.

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  1. Kun Liu is at the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, China

    • Kun Liu
  2. Eugenia Kumacheva is in the Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3A6, Canada, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E5, Canada, and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G9, Canada

    • Eugenia Kumacheva

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