A team is using the binding power of magnets to design self-assembling systems that potentially can be created in nanoscale form
This new method can take 3D micro- and nano-printers to a new level
A self-healing membrane that acts as a reverse filter, blocking small particles and letting large ones through, is the "straight out of science fiction" work of a team of Penn State mechanical engineers
A potential revolution in device engineering could be underway, thanks to the discovery of functional electronic interfaces in quantum materials that can self-assemble spontaneously
Using polymer blends, scientists rapidly generated highly ordered patterns that could be used in the fabrication of microelectronics, antireflective surfaces, magnetic data storage systems, and fluid-flow devices
What could you use as building blocks if you wanted to create something really small—a structure less than the width of a human hair?
In a recent study, researchers developed a new way to create some of the world’s thinnest wires, using a process that could enable mass manufacturing with standard types of equipment
Interdisciplinary project to support development of more efficient solar cells, other future materials
Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings
Scientists alter attractive and repulsive forces between DNA-linked particles to make dynamic, phase-shifting forms of nanomaterials.