Liquid Crystalline Peptide Nanowires * *

  title={Liquid Crystalline Peptide Nanowires * *},
  author={Tae Hee Han and Jangbae Kim and Ji Sun Park and Chan Beum Park and Hyotcherl Ihee and Sang Ouk Kim},
Nature frequently utilizes molecular self-assembly in generating functional nanostructures. Unlike synthetic self-assembly usually driven by undirectional weak forces, the assembly of biomolecules is dominated by highly specific interactions such as hydrogen bonding or p-p stacking, thereby readily producing hierarchical architecture that accommodates complex functionalities. A variety of nanostructured materials possessing diverse chemical or biological functionalities have been synthesized… CONTINUE READING