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Keywords:

  • supramolecular materials;
  • nanostructures;
  • self-assembly;
  • organic electronics;
  • biomaterials
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A facile technique is reported to prepare globally aligned arrays of self-assembled peptide nanostructures within macroscopic hydrogels starting from a solution of peptide molecules with embedded π-conjugated oligomers. The alignment of the π-stacked conduits within these macrostructures is verified with polarized optical microscopy and leads to anisotropic photophysical and electrical properties.