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Title: Universality of dissipative self-assembly from quantum dots to human cells
Authors: Makey, Ghaith
Galioglu, Sezin
Ghaffari, Roujin
Engin, E. Doruk
Yıldırım, Gökhan
Yavuz, Özgün Yavuz
Bektaş, Onurcan
Nizam, Ü. Seleme
Akbulut, Özge
Şahin, Özgür
Güngör, Kıvanç
Dede, Didem
Demir, Hilmi Volkan
Ilday, F. Ömer
Ilday, Serim
Keywords: Science::Physics
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Makey, G., Galioglu, S., Ghaffari, R., Engin, E. D., Yıldırım, G., Yavuz, Ö. Y., Bektaş, O., Nizam, Ü. S., Akbulut, Ö., Şahin, Ö., Güngör, K., Dede, D., Demir, H. V., Ilday, F. Ö. & Ilday, S. (2020). Universality of dissipative self-assembly from quantum dots to human cells. Nature Physics, 16(7), 795-801.
Journal: Nature Physics
Abstract: An important goal of self-assembly research is to develop a general methodology applicable to almost any material, from the smallest to the largest scales, whereby qualitatively identical results are obtained independently of initial conditions, size, shape and function of the constituents. Here, we introduce a dissipative self-assembly methodology demonstrated on a diverse spectrum of materials, from simple, passive, identical quantum dots (a few hundred atoms) that experience extreme Brownian motion, to complex, active, non-identical human cells (~10 atoms) with sophisticated internal dynamics. Autocatalytic growth curves of the self-assembled aggregates are shown to scale identically, and interface fluctuations of growing aggregates obey the universal Tracy–Widom law. Example applications for nanoscience and biotechnology are further provided.
ISSN: 1745-2473
DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-0879-8
Rights: © 2020 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. All rights reserved. This paper was published in Nature Physics and is made available with permission of Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature.
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