Forming Electrical Networks in Three Dimensions by Self-Assembly

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Science  18 Aug 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5482, pp. 1170-1172
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5482.1170

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Self-assembly of millimeter-scale polyhedra, with surfaces patterned with solder dots, wires, and light-emitting diodes, generated electrically functional, three-dimensional networks. The patterns of dots and wires controlled the structure of the networks formed; both parallel and serial connections were generated.

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