Recent progress on patchy colloids and their self-assembly

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'Patchy colloids' is a term that has been recently introduced to indicate specially engineered particles with directional interactions. Based on this concept, a 'bottom-up' process for fabricating functional materials and devices has been envisioned, which employs colloidal building blocks and mimics molecular bonding. This article reviews recent progress which has been made in the synthesis and self-assembly of patchy colloids and discusses future directions as well as unresolved challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number193101
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Volume25
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2013

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Recent progress on patchy colloids and their self-assembly. / Yi, Gi Ra; Pine, David J.; Sacanna, Stefano.

In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol. 25, No. 19, 193101, 15.05.2013.

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