COLLOIDS

Framed by depletion

Colloidal structures and lattices made of patchy particles with chemically distinct lobes are formed by exploring site-specific depletion forces. This approach introduces a simple route to assemble colloidal superlattices.

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Fig. 1: Assembly of hybrid colloids into distinct superstructures through regioselective depletion forces.

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van Ravensteijn, B.G.P., Hage, P.A. & Voets, I.K. Framed by depletion. Nat. Mater. 19, 1261–1263 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-00861-9

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