23_43/2011Supramolecular Materials: Aligned Macroscopic Domains of Optoelectronic Nanostructures Prepared via Shear-Flow Assembly of Peptide Hydrogels (Adv. Mater. 43/2011)

An assembly process whereby solutions of π-conjugated peptide molecules are fashioned into macroscale hydrogel noodles through a simple solution dispensing technique is reported by John D. Tovar and co-workers on page 5009. This method allows one-step manipulation of molecular species into 1D nanostructures that are themselves globally aligned within the noodle architecture. Art-work by Shawna Garcia.

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