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Nanoparticle networks' design enhanced by theory
February 26, 2014
Led by Cornell University scientists, the most comprehensive study to date of block copolymer nanoparticle self-assembly processes could pave the way for these new materials to enter many applications from electrocatalysis in fuel cells to voltage conductance in circuits.
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