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A sound approach to self-assembly

Controlling the formation of ordered and predictable patterns in dissipative reaction–diffusion processes is challenging. Now, liquid vibrations induced by audible sound have been shown to direct the formation of spatiotemporal patterns in switchable chemical systems and assemblies.

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Fig. 1: Audible sound-controlled transient spatiotemporal patterns in chemically fuelled systems.

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Pappas, C.G. A sound approach to self-assembly. Nat. Chem. 12, 784–785 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-020-0526-0

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