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  • Multistep self-assembly opens door to new reconfigurable materials

    Materials science and engineering professor Qian Chen, center, and graduate students Binbin Luo, left, and Ahyoung Kim find inspiration in biology to help investigate how order emerges from self-assembling building blocks of varying size and shape.

    Materials science and engineering professor Qian Chen, center, and graduate students Binbin Luo, left, and Ahyoung Kim find inspiration in biology to help investigate how order emerges from self-assembling building blocks of varying size and shape.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Qian Chen, call 217-300-1137; email qchen20@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Hierarchical self-assembly of 3D lattices from polydisperse anisometric colloids” is available online from the U. of I. News Bureau. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09787-6