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Blueprints For Self-Assembly

Schlegel diagram for a regular 120-cell structure

The Schlegel diagram for a regular 120-cell structure (with a dodecahedral facet in red) from Henry Cohn and Abhinav Kumar's self-assembly research.

Credit: Henry Cohn / Abhinav Kumar

Researchers are using tools from information theory and computer science to facilitate the automatic creation of nanoscale structures.

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