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Title: Universal aspects of self-assembly: The wide domain of weak interactions
Authors: Rao, C N R
Keywords: Capillary Forces
Scale Components
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Current Science Association
Citation: Current Science 81(8), 1030-1037 (2001)
Abstract: Supramolecular self-assembly in organic and inorganic molecular systems, occurring through weak interactions such as hydrogen bonding, is well-documented. Self-assembly of low-dimensional structures generates three-dimensional structures in some of the complex inorganic systems. More importantly, self-assembly of objects occurs over a wide range of sizes, from a nanometer to several millimeters, although the process appears to occur over limited areas or volumes in large mm-sized objects. What appears to be universal about self-assembly in these disparate systems is the dominance of weak interactions.
Description: Open Access
Other Identifiers: 0011-3891
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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