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Using a Tuned Magnetic Field, Researchers Form a Record Number of Beautiful Nanostructures

February 18, 2009

nanostructures reminiscent of flowers and Saturn For researchers on the cutting edge of chemistry and materials science, learning how to manipulate particles hundreds of times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, and how to direct their self-assembly in a predictable way, has been a formidable but exciting challenge. Full Story

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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