Nanosystem Control: Mechanical Control of Nanomaterials and Nanosystems (Adv. Mater. 2/2012)

Authors

  • Katsuhiko Ariga,

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    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research, Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JST CREST, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
    • World Premier International (WPI) Research, Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JST CREST, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan.
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  • Taizo Mori,

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    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research, Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JST CREST, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
    • World Premier International (WPI) Research, Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JST CREST, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan.
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  • Jonathan P. Hill

    1. World Premier International (WPI) Research, Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and JST CREST, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba 305-0044, Japan
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Abstract

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Bend them, shake them, any which way you like them. But can mechanical forces be used to control materials at the nano- or molecular scales? A new generation of smart materials whose properties can be controlled by external stimuli is emerging and is discussed in the Progress Report by Katsuhiko Ariga and co-workers on page 158.

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