• This Crystal Impurity Is Sheer Perfection

    3 monthes ago - By News Center

    STEM tomography image of a 3D-grown 100-200-nanometer crystalline disc.
    Crystallization is one of the most fundamental processes found in nature - and it's what gives minerals, gems, metals, and even proteins their structure.
    In the past couple of decades, scientists have tried to uncover how natural crystals self-assemble and grow - and their pioneering work has led to some exciting new technologies - from the quantum dots behind colorful QLED TV displays, to peptoids, a protein-mimic that has inspired dozens of biotech breakthroughs.
    Now, a research team led by scientists at the...
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