The findings could enable engineers to more reliably manufacture next-gen materials by combining different nanocrystals.
Scientists observe composite superstructure growth from nanocrystals in real time
Nanoparticle quasicrystal constructed with DNA
The breakthrough opens the way for designing and building more complex structures
Sharon Glotzer named a Clarivate Citation Laureate
23 world-class researchers have been selected for exhibiting exceptional levels of citation among the scientific community within the areas of science recognized by the Nobel Prize.
Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise
With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.
Making the structure of ‘fire ice’ with nanoparticles
The structure harnesses a strange physical phenomenon and could enable engineers to manipulate light in new ways.
For the first time, controlling the degree of twist in nanostructure particles
Being able to decide not only whether a micron-scale particle twists but also how much could open new avenues for machine vision and more.
Sharon Glotzer receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
Sharon C. Glotzer, Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, has received the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Nanotechnology: Theory predicts new type of bond that assembles nanoparticle crystals
Turns out entropy binds nanoparticles a lot like electrons bind chemical crystals.
Nanostructures get complex with electron equivalents
Nanoparticles of two different sizes break away from symmetrical designs.
Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings could make an exotic material commercially viable
Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.
Nanoengineering integrates crystals that don’t usually get along
A team of computational and experimental engineers demonstrate a blueprint for building materials with new properties from nanocrystals.
Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge
Added electrical charges can harness a protein’s shape and chemical properties to build interesting structures.
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Extraordinary nanoparticle crystals are possible by harnessing particle shape in addition to using DNA as smart glue.
A crystal ball for crystal formation
Studying the role of shape in self-assembly came up accidentally as Sharon Glotzer and her colleagues were studying the properties of semiconducting nanoparticles their U-M colleagues produced.