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Contact: Liz Ahlberg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Erik Luijten, Steve Granick, Jing Yan, and Sung Chul Bae, Synchronized Self-assembly Group

Caption: Researchers from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University demonstrated tiny spheres that synchronize their movements as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube. Back, L-R: Northwestern University professor Erik Luijten, U. of I. professor Steve Granick. Front: Grad student Jing Yan, research scientist Sung Chul Bae.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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