Category Archives: Self Assembly

3-D Transistors Made with Molecular Self-Assembly | MIT Technology Review

A new way of building computer chips is taking shape that involves synthesizing molecules so that they automatically assemble into complex structures—which then serve as templates for etching nanoscale circuitry into silicon. The approach could let the computer industry continue … Continue reading

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Self-Assembling Nano-Antennas Soak Up The Sun | Science Daily

In diagrams it looks like a confection of self-curling ribbon with bits of bling hung off the ribbon here and there. In fact it is a carefully designed ring of proteins with attached pigments that self-assembles into a structure that … Continue reading

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Penn State Develops Self-Assembling Flexible Solar Cells | Penn State

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Self-organizing ‘giant surfactants’ promise chip-size-reduction breakthrough | Kurzweil AI

University of Akron researchers have developed nanoscale “giant surfactants” (using nanopatterning to combine functioning molecular nanoparticles with polymer surface films and liquid solutions) that could lead to smaller chips, lighter laptops, slimmer televisions, and crisper smartphone visual displays. Surfactants are … Continue reading

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Advances in self-assembly techniques | GizMag

Sure, flat-pack furniture is inexpensive and easy to transport, but when you open the box the first question almost everyone asks is, “Wouldn’t it be great if it would assemble itself?” You could get a robot to help, but engineers … Continue reading

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Turning Waste Heat into Electricity Using Quantum Dots | University Of Rochester

A new type of nanoscale engine has been proposed that would use quantum dots to generate electricity from waste heat, potentially making microcircuits more efficient. “The system is really a simple one, which exploits certain properties of quantum dots to … Continue reading

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Self-assembling-polymer advances could increase computer memory density fivefold | Kurzweil AI

The storage capacity of hard disk drives could increase by a factor of five thanks to processes developed by chemists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin. The researchers’ technique, which relies on self-organizing substances known as block … Continue reading

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