Nanoparticles: Scaffolds and building blocks

Roy Shenhar, Vincent M. Rotello*

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Nanoparticles provide key tools for bridging the gap between "bottom-up" synthetic methods and "top-down" fabrication. In this Account we describe some of the unique structural aspects of nanoparticles and the use of these attributes to the creation of devices with tunable specificity and environmental response. We also explore the use of nanoparticles as "building blocks" for the creation of nanocomposite materials that feature structural control from the molecular to the micron scale.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)549-561
Number of pages13
JournalAccounts of Chemical Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003
Externally publishedYes


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