Tag Archives: self-assembly

Halogen bonding assembly of an iodide-binding triple helix

Wind turbines, spiral staircases, and springs—these are a few examples of helices in everyday life. The helix is also a reoccurring concept in mythology, spanning many cultures. In biology, helices are both essential and pervasive. Collagen, the

Modeling pattern deposition subject to contact angle hysteresis and finite solubility

In this paper we propose a theoretical model for the pattern deposition of a non-volatile solute mass off an evaporating sessile drop of a dilute solution. The dynamics of the three phase contact line between the solution,

What are new traits of Si-rhodamine self-assembly in the excited state?

‘In unity there is strength!’ This is also true in the molecular world. Nowadays, “self-assembly”, composed of a large number of one or multiple kinds of small molecules, has attracted considerable attention. That is because special traits

A paradigm shift in self-cleaning materials

In order to keep touchscreens, windows and walls free of dirt and fingerprints they need to be coated with anti-smudge materials. For practical applications, anti-smudge materials must be water- and oil-repellent, wear-resistant, optically clear and readily applicable

Time to tweak tremendously tiny trisoligonucleotide-tetrahedrons

DNA is most commonly known as the carrier of genetic information in all living beings on earth. For a chemist DNA is nothing more than a large molecule that can be artificially recreated in the lab on