Nanosized Blocks Self-Assemble In Water To Create Tiny Floating Checkerboards (UC San Diego, Duke)

A technical paper titled “Self-assembly of nanocrystal checkerboard patterns via non-specific interactions” was published by researchers at the University of California San Diego and Duke University. Abstract: "Checkerboard lattices—where the resulting structure is open, porous, and highly symmetric—are difficult to create by self-assembly. Synthetic systems that adopt such structures... » read more