The scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory developed a new and efficient way to produce scalable, multi-patterned and multilayer nanoscale structures. The team has used self-assembly, in which the materials are snapped together freely to form the desired structure. On the other hand, each self-assembled layer guides the configuration of additional layers.
The findings of the discovery were printed in the journal Nature Communications. This discovery could potentially advance the nanotechnology for medicine, energy generation and other applications.
Kevin Yager, the scientists from Brookhaven Lab's Center For Functional Nanomaterials (CFN), said that there is something amazing and rewarding about creating structures no one has ever seen before. They are calling this responsive layering like building a tower. On the other hand, each brick is intelligent and contains instructions for subsequent bricks.To read more, click here.