Self-assembly of organic nano-objects into functional materials

Samuel I Stupp, Martin U. Pralle, Gregory N. Tew, Leiming Li, Mehmet Sayar, Eugene R. Zubarev

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The use of supramolecular chemistry to design highly functional materials is a wide open field for materials-science research. The ability to design structures of low dimensionality will introduce novel properties in designed materials that are extremely useful in biological systems. Two-dimensionality of protein networks is a great tool for controlling the ability of cells to change shape reversibly. Descending to one-dimensional structures might be able to mediate transport phenomena and control the orientation of highly anisotropic mesoscopic objects. Absolute control over the chemistry, shape, and size of zero-dimensional structures should be the ultimate goal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-48
Number of pages7
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Stupp, S. I., Pralle, M. U., Tew, G. N., Li, L., Sayar, M., & Zubarev, E. R. (2000). Self-assembly of organic nano-objects into functional materials. MRS Bulletin, 25(4), 42-48.