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Laser-Directed Self-Organization and Reaction Control in Complex Systems: A Facile Synthesis Route for Functional Materials




Self-organization in complex systems is introduced as a versatile concept for the fabrication of functional materials. The bottom-up process is based on laser-stimulated pattern formation and reaction control in multicomponent precursor materials. Mechanistic investigations demonstrate the potential of lasers to direct self-organization into selective channels, thus facilitating the synthesis of functional materials by design.

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