Solid-State Scrolls from Hierarchical Self-Assembly of T-Shaped Rod–Coil Molecules

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  • This work was supported by the Creative Research Initiative Program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Korean Government. D.J.H. and E.L. thank a fellowship of the BK21 program of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Korean Government. T.D.N. acknowledges the support of the Vietnam Education Foundation. T.D.N. and S.C.G. acknowledge the support of the US Department of Energy, Basic Energy Science Program and the US Air Force Office of Scientific Resesarch.

Abstract

On a roll: Attachment of flexible coils to the middle of a rigid rod generates T-shaped rod–coil molecules that self-assemble into layers that roll up to form filled cylindrical and hollow tubular scrolls, depending on the coil length, in the solid state (see picture); the rods are arranged parallel to the layer plane.

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