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Keywords:

  • self-assembly;
  • iron oxide;
  • superparamagnetic;
  • azobenzene;
  • photoswitchable
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Dual-responsive nanoparticles are designed by functionalizing magnetic cores with light-responsive ligands. These materials respond to both light and magnetic fields and can be assembled into various higher-order structures, depending on the relative contributions of these two stimuli.