Researchers in Japan have succeeded in creating a new type of helicoidal supramolecular polymer. The process and mechanism of the generation of its structure were observed using atomic force microscopy (AFM); the helicoidal structure grew spontaneously after two different monomers were mixed. The findings of the study, which was published in Nature Communications on April 1st, 2020 may lead to the design of original soft materials.
- Nature Communications
- Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research,Murata Science Foundation, Inter-University Research Institute Corporation High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK)