Oct 18, 2022

Colloidal crystals can change their shape and have memories thanks to DNA, research suggests

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The crystals are significantly larger than any that have ever been created previously.

A hitherto unknown characteristic of colloidal crystals, highly organized three-dimensional arrays of nanoparticles, has been discovered by Northwestern University researchers very recently.

According to Northwestern University’s release, similar to the natural structures found in chameleon skin and butterfly wings, DNA-engineered colloidal crystals demonstrate shape-shifting and structural memory.

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