Controlling Fragment Competition on Pathways to Addressable Self-Assembly.

  title={Controlling Fragment Competition on Pathways to Addressable Self-Assembly.},
  author={James Henry Madge and David P. Bourne and Mark A. Miller},
  journal={The journal of physical chemistry. B},
  volume={122 42},
Addressable self-assembly is the formation of a target structure from a set of unique molecular or colloidal building blocks, each of which occupies a defined location in the target. The requirement that each type of building block appears exactly once in each copy of the target introduces severe restrictions on the combinations of particles and on the pathways that lead to successful self-assembly. These restrictions can limit the efficiency of self-assembly and the final yield of the product… 

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