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Jonathan T. Pham, Jimmy Lawrence, Dong Yun Lee, Gregory M. Grason, Todd Emrick and Alfred J. Crosby Nanoparticle Helices: Highly Stretchable Nanoparticle Helices Through Geometric Asymmetry and Surface Forces (Adv. Mater. 46/2013) Advanced Materials 25

Article first published online: 9 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201370287

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A universal mechanism for helical ribbon formation through nanoscale geometric asymmetry and surface forces is described by Alfred J. Crosby, Todd Emrick, Gregory M. Grason and co-workers on page 6703. It allows for the creation of helices from a range of organic and inorganic materials, such as fluorescent quantum dot nanoparticles (NPs). These NP helices are mechanically robust, highly stretchable, and display spring-like characteristics, offering promise towards the creation of three-dimensional, stretchable NP-based devices.

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