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Jülich Researchers Decode Size Distribution of Nanoparticles within a Mesocrystal

Jülich, 3 July 2020 – A mesocrystal is in effect a crystal made of crystals: a three-dimensional periodic pattern of nanoparticles, or nanocrystals, that form a solid crystal – similarly to how a crystal is composed of individual atoms. The arrangement of different nanoparticles allows different functionalities to be combined in one mesocrystal. This can produce unique, multifunctional systems with new characteristics, such as those that can be used in solar cells, computer chips, and data storage devices, or for building sensors.

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