The objective of this Seed is to understand cooperative electronic,
optical and electromagnetic phenomena emerging from the interactions of
nanoscale building blocks. Recent work encompasses synthesis of
nanoparticles (figure right) and nanowires, and the investigation of how
nanocrystals can drive geometrical rearrangement in polymersome
micelles (figure right). A second breakthrough (figure below), developed
a ligand exchange process that enables flexible electronic devices
(FETs) based on nanocrystal assemblies
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