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Brown University

2-D nets for 3-D shapes

Caption: This showas a few of the 2.3 million possible 2-D designs -- planar nets -- for a truncated octahedron (right column). The question is: Which net is best to make a self-assembling shape at the nanoscale?

Credit: Credit: Shivendra Pandey/Gracias Lab, Johns Hopkins University

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