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Self-Assembly of Unusual Nanoparticle Crystals

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Science  21 Apr 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5772, pp. 376-377
DOI: 10.1126/science.1125800

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Regular particles of any size, from atoms to colloids, can form crystals. Manipulation of their charges allows control of crystal structure and can be extended to nanoparticle self assembly.