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Self-assembled one-dimensional soft nanostructures

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The self-assembly process is a bottom-up approach and is the spontaneous aggregation of many different subunits into well-defined functional structures with varying properties. Self-assembly is an attractive method to develop one-dimensional nanostructures and is controlled by many factors including temperature, pH and electrolyte addition. Novel self-assembled one-dimensional nanostructures are finding applications in regenerative medicine and electronics as well as in fabrication of nanoscale electronic, mechanic, magnetic, optical, and combinatorial devices. Their utility comes from their high ratio of surface area to volume, and their quantum-confinement effects. This paper reviews one-dimensional self-assembled organic nanostructures classified according to the non-covalent forces acting on their formation.

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The article was received on 18 Mar 2010, accepted on 15 Jun 2010 and first published on 10 Aug 2010

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00121J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2010,6, 5839-5849
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    Self-assembled one-dimensional soft nanostructures

    S. Toksoz, H. Acar and M. O. Guler, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 5839
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM00121J

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