Chen Group Research Featured in Nature

Researchers from Brown University have assembled complex macroscale superstructures from pyramid-shaped nanoparticle building blocks. The research, described in the journal Nature, demonstrates a promising new way to bring the useful properties of nanoparticles to macroscale materials and devices.

“There’s been a lot of research in making superstructures from spherical nanoparticles, but much less using tetrahedral building blocks,” said Ou Chen, an assistant professor of chemistry at Brown and senior author of the study. “Tetrahedra open the possibility of making much more complex structures, and the 3D superstructure we demonstrate here is one of the most complex ever assembled from single nanoparticle components.”

Read the article in News from Brown