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September 2018

Guiding kinetic trajectories between jammed and unjammed states in 2D colloidal nanocrystal–polymer assemblies


Scientific Achievement

Controlled jamming/unjamming of colloidal nanocrystal (NC) assemblies confined to a liquid–liquid interface by competitive ligand association.

Significance and Impact

Leverage control over assembly dynamics direct the formation or destruction of physical pathways for energy carriers (electrons, spin, etc) to migrate in the system.

Research Details

Z. Zhang, Y. Jiang, C. Huang, Y. Chai, E. Goldfine, F. Liu, W. Feng, J. Forth, T. Williams, P. D Ashby, T. P. Russell, B. A Helms Sci. Adv. 4, eaap8045 (2018).