May 16, 2013
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A new study details the process by which minerals can be made to assemble themselves into controlled yet complex structures.
The creation of Harvard researchers, the garden demonstrates how simple environmental changes can be used to precisely control the construction of tiny objects.
Laura Hendriks/Wim Noorduin
Researchers at Harvard took cues from nature to grow their nano-garden.
Construction was done at a scale that is a fraction of the width of a human hair.
Scientists were able to create impressively complex structures.
Scientists are putting their new techniques to aesthetically pleasing purposes to showcase their work.
The ultimate goal is to come up with industrial applications for the techniques.
Researchers envision a new generation of tiny medical sensors and microelectronics or materials with novel properties.
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