Reactive polymers guide nanoparticle clustering



SummaryFrom the early days of nanoparticle synthesis, researchers understood the need for adaptable methods that coordinated particles in clusters with precise nanoarchitecture. The similarity between the building of nanoscale clusters from particles and the formation of molecules from atoms goes beyond a structural analogy. As with molecules, which demonstrate properties not found in atoms, clusters exhibit synergistic functional responses beyond the properties of individual nanoparticles… Reactive polymers guide nanoparticle clustering