Inorganic aerogels are synthesized by molecular routes or through the gelation of nanoparticle dispersions. We review the different approaches and illustrate the self-assembly into macroscopic monolithic bodies.
Type-I van der Waals heterostructure formed by MoS2 and ReS2monolayers
Matthew Z. Bellus, Ming Li, Samuel D. Lane, Frank Ceballos, Qiannan Cui, Xiao Cheng Zeng* and Hui Zhao*
Monolayer lateral WSe2–MoS2 p–n heterojunctions exhibit a high responsivity of 0.26 A W−1 with an excellent omnidirectional photodetection capability, showing unique characteristics for the future development of sub-nano semiconductor devices and applications.
Body-centred cubic packing of spheres – the ultimate thermotropic assembly mode for highly divergent dendrons
Xiaohong Yao, Liliana Cseh, Xiangbing Zeng, Min Xue, Yongsong Liu and Goran Ungar*
Na salts of benzoic acid carrying five long alkoxy chains (“hyperbranched” AB5 minidendrons) self-assemble into spheres which shrink to half their size on heating and display chain back-folding, obeying the predictions of the proposed geometrical model of self-assembly of taper-shaped molecules.
Trapping, manipulation, and crystallization of live cells using magnetofluidic tweezers
J. V. I. Timonen, C. Raimondo, D. Pilans, P. P. Pillai and B. A. Grzybowski*