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Self-organizing Materials

Science and Technology of Advanced Materials

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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.

Article TitleAuthor
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 applicationsHiroshi Yabu
Structure-property relationship of a model network containing solventTakeshi Fujiyabu, Yuki Yoshikawa, Ung-il Chung & Takamasa Sakai
Suppressing the coffee-ring effect of colloidal droplets by dispersed cellulose nanofibersYuto Ooi, Itsuo Hanasaki, Daiki Mizumura & Yu Matsuda
Construction of nanostructures for selective lithium ion conduction using self-assembled molecular arrays in supramolecular solidsMakoto Moriya