Self-organization of complex structures: a matter of time

19 Jan 2022

LMU researchers have developed a new strategy for manufacturing nanoscale structures in a time- and resource-efficient manner.

Macromolecules such as cellular structures or virus capsids can emerge from small building blocks without external control to form complex spatial structures. This self-organization is a central feature of biological systems. But such self-organized processes are also becoming increasingly important for the building of complex nanoparticles in nanotechnological applications. In DNA origami, for instance, larger structures are created out of individual bases.


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