September 3, 2001
Self-assembling nanostructures have been observed and recorded in real time video for the first time by Sandia National Labs researchers.
The nanostructures, which self-assemble and transform, were observed with a low-energy electron microscope (LEEM).
Theorists long have believed that competing attractive and repulsive inter-atomic interactions can lead to the spontaneous formation of ordered patterns in widely varying chemical and physical systems. Potentially, such… read more