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DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Composites (2 of 2)

Caption: This AFM phase image shows a 50-nm nanocomposite thin film in lithographically patterned trenches that formed unidirectional nanoparticle arrays over macroscopic distances in just over a minute. The bright circular dots represent the 5 nm gold nanoparticles as illustrated by the schematic.

Credit: Image courtesy of Ting Xu, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley

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