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June 19th, 2006

Polymers to Polyhedra

Nanoparticles covered in stringy polymers might someday form the building blocks for drug delivery systems or disease assays. Researchers have made a few versions of these hairballs in various shapes, and now a computer simulation described in the 23 June PRL shows how to controllably make nanoscale 20-sided shapes (icosahedra) and other polyhedra.

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