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dc.contributor.authorKim, Juyeong
Ou, Zihao
Jones, Matthew R.
Song, Xiaohui
Chen, Qian
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-27T13:26:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-27T13:26:30Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Kim, Juyeong, Ou, Zihao, Jones, Matthew R., et al.. "Imaging the polymerization of multivalent nanoparticles in solution." Nature Communications, 8, (2017) Springer Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00857-1.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/97808
dc.description.abstract Numerous mechanisms have been studied for chemical reactions to provide quantitative predictions on how atoms spatially arrange into molecules. In nanoscale colloidal systems, however, less is known about the physical rules governing their spatial organization, i.e., self-assembly, into functional materials. Here, we monitor real-time self-assembly dynamics at the single nanoparticle level, which reveal marked similarities to foundational principles of polymerization. Specifically, using the prototypical system of gold triangular nanoprisms, we show that colloidal self-assembly is analogous to polymerization in three aspects: ensemble growth statistics following models for step-growth polymerization, with nanoparticles as linkable “monomers”; bond angles determined by directional internanoparticle interactions; and product topology determined by the valency of monomeric units. Liquid-phase transmission electron microscopy imaging and theoretical modeling elucidate the nanometer-scale mechanisms for these polymer-like phenomena in nanoparticle systems. The results establish a quantitative conceptual framework for self-assembly dynamics that can aid in designing future nanoparticle-based materials.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer Nature
dc.rights This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
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dc.title Imaging the polymerization of multivalent nanoparticles in solution
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Nature Communications
dc.citation.volumeNumber 8
dc.identifier.digital Imaging_polymerization
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-00857-1
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC5624893
dc.identifier.pmid 28970557
dc.type.publication publisher version
dc.citation.articleNumber 761


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