Lipid-based tubules serve as models for the development of advanced materials based upon molecular self-assembly. The processes by which tubules are formed and how they are coated with metals (nickel in the Figure) or used as templates in order to increase the strength of the final material are described. Their electrical and magnetic properties are discussed.
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