Self-assembly of microcapsules via colloidal bond hybridization and anisotropy.

@article{Evers2016SelfassemblyOM,
  title={Self-assembly of microcapsules via colloidal bond hybridization and anisotropy.},
  author={Chris H J Evers and Jurriaan A Luiken and Peter G. Bolhuis and Willem K. Kegel},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={534 7607},
  pages={
          364-8
        }
}
Particles with directional interactions are promising building blocks for new functional materials and may serve as models for biological structures. Mutually attractive nanoparticles that are deformable owing to flexible surface groups, for example, may spontaneously order themselves into strings, sheets and large vesicles. Furthermore, anisotropic colloids with attractive patches can self-assemble into open lattices and the colloidal equivalents of molecules and micelles. However, model… 
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