Fabrication, synthesis and self-assembly of designer nanoparticles

Novel materials properties can be realised by engineering the size, shape and composition of an object down to the nanoscale.
However, producing complex nanostructures in a meaningful quantity remains as a challenge. We aspire to develop core capabilities in fabricating and synthesising hybrid 3-D nanostructures with programmable shapes and materials compositions.
These custom nanostructures, so called "designer nanoparticles", can serve as multifunctional nanoparticles as well as asymmetric building blocks for larger assemblies.

 Fig 1. A series of designer nanoparticles fabricated by nano-GLAD technology. [Nat. Mater. 2013]

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Recent Publications

  • Andrew G. Mark, John G. Gibbs, Tung-Chun Lee, and Peer Fischer, "Hybrid nanocolloids with programmed three-dimensional shape and material composition", Nat. Mater., 2013, 12, 802-807
  • John G. Gibbs, Andrew G. Mark, Tung-Chun Lee, Sahand Eslami, Debora Schamel, and Peer Fischer, "Nanohelices by shadow growth", Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 9457-9466