Binary Superlattices of Nanoparticles : Self-Assembly Leads to "Metamaterials"

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-149
Journal / PublicationAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Dec 2003
Externally publishedYes


A simple bottom-up approach allows the aggregation of nanoparticles to a variety of superlattices with controlled collective properties. For example, monodisperse magnetic Fe2O3 nanocrystals (blue) and PbSe semiconductor quantum dots (red) form a binary three-dimensional AB 13-type superlattice by self-assembly (see picture).

Research Area(s)

  • Materials science, Nanoparticles, Self-assembly, Superlattices