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Beyond molecules: Self-assembly of mesoscopic and macroscopic components

Author(s):

G. Whitesides, M. Boncheva
Conference/Journal:

PNAS, vol. 99, no. 8, pp. 4769-4774, www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.082065899
Abstract:

Self-assembly is a process in which components, either separate or linked, spontaneously form ordered aggregates. Self-assembly can occur with components having sizes from the molecular to the macroscopic, provided that appropriate conditions are met. Although much of the work in self-assembly has focused on molecular components, many of the most interesting applications of self-assembling processes can be found at larger sizes (nanometers to micrometers). These larger systems also offer a level of control over the characteristics of the components and over the interactions among them that makes fundamental investigations especially tractable.

Year:

2002
Type of Publication:

(01)Article
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% Autogenerated BibTeX entry
@Article { WhiBon:2002:IFA_81,
    author={G. Whitesides and M. Boncheva},
    title={{Beyond molecules: Self-assembly of mesoscopic and
	  macroscopic components}},
    journal={PNAS},
    year={2002},
    volume={99},
    number={8},
    pages={4769--4774},
    month=apr,
    url={http://control.ee.ethz.ch/index.cgi?page=publications;action=details;id=81}
}
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