Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Anisotropic Particles: Two-Dimensional Assembly of Symmetric Colloidal Dimers under Electric Fields (Adv. Funct. Mater. 20/2012)
On page 4334 Ning Wu and co-workers report the assembly of geometrically anisotropic particles–colloidal dimers using external electric fields. Both the orientation and the packing of the non-spherical particles can be controlled reversibly. This study shows promise towards fabricating 3D photonic crystals based on non-spherical particles and electricfield- actuated displays.