Self-organizing materials (SOM) are typical products of the bottom-up approach in nanotechnology. Their geometrical beauty and varied functions have attracted both academic and applied interest. This special collection presents recent STAM articles on popular self-organizing materials.
|Self-assembly as a key player for materials nanoarchitectonics||Katsuhiko Ariga, Michihiro Nishikawa, Taizo Mori, Jun Takeya, Lok Kumar Shrestha & Jonathan P. Hill|
|Fabrication of honeycomb films by the breath figure technique and their applications||Hiroshi Yabu|
|Structure-property relationship of a model network containing solvent||Takeshi Fujiyabu, Yuki Yoshikawa, Ung-il Chung & Takamasa Sakai|
|Suppressing the coffee-ring effect of colloidal droplets by dispersed cellulose nanofibers||Yuto Ooi, Itsuo Hanasaki, Daiki Mizumura & Yu Matsuda|
|Construction of nanostructures for selective lithium ion conduction using self-assembled molecular arrays in supramolecular solids||Makoto Moriya|