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Wee Objects Dwarf All Previous Self-Assembled Molecules

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March 24, 1998
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University Of Rochester
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They're tiny, invisible to the naked eye. Yet they tower over their counterparts in the molecular world. The three-dimensional objects created by two University of Rochester engineers are the largest synthetic structures ever made by a technique known as self-assembly, where molecules organize themselves into larger structures. What's more, they glow, or fluoresce, and they are among the most well defined, discrete structures scientists have ever created through self-assembly.

They're tiny, invisible to the naked eye. Yet they tower over their counterparts in the molecular world.


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