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Catching Waves: Measuring Self-Assembly in Action

Catching Waves: Measuring Self-Assembly in Action from

By making careful observations of the growth of a layer of molecules as they gradually cover the surface of a small silicon rectangle, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and North Carolina State University have gained basic insights into how self-propagating self-assembly wave fronts develop and have produced the first experimental verification of recently improved theoretical models of such systems.


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