Self-Assembling 2D+1D Polymer Structures (image) Tokyo Institute of Technology Share Print E-Mail Caption 1,8,13-Trip is a triptycene molecule that can self-assemble into 2D hexagonal arrays, which then stack on top of each other to form a periodic polymer structure, shown in middle of the figure. Can silicone (PDMS) chains with the ends substituted with triptycene molecules self-assemble in a similar fashion? Credit Fumitaka Ishiwari Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.