Self Assembly Videos

Self Assembly Videos
A "nanohand" is a small gripper, small enough to manipulate nanotubes and nanofibres. This video shows how to pick and place nanofibres using a nanohand, to construct a nanodevice: a super-probe for atomic force microscopy.
Scientists are developing easier ways to synthesize ever-more sophisticated nanodevices. Their work could lead to faster, more powerful computers and improved ways of converting sunlight to electricity.
The Gracias Lab at The Johns Hopkins University has developed a relatively easy, precise, and cost-effective process by which the 2D templates of semi-tethered "faces" can self-assemble into controlled 3D structures by utilizing the natural phenomena of surface tension as well as thin-film stress.
This video is a high budget animation of what could be possible with Nanofabrication. The production was funded by a challenge grant from Mark Sims and Nanorex.
In this video, you can watch a serious of nanomotors (really, a set of proteins) assemble a set of glowing quantum dots into visible rings. The process is reversible, raising the possibility of fast-color changes produced at the nanoscale.
IBM is applying a utilising a new form of Nanotech based self assembly in polymeric coatings to create the next generation of chip designs.
Carbon nanotubes cause single stranded DNA molecules to undergo a conformational change that enables DNA bases (green) to stick to the carbon nanotube wall.
David Lynn, professor of biomolecular chemistry at Emory University, is at the forefront of innovative research on supramolecular self-assembly and the origin of life, leading to discoveries which could play a role in new drug design, genetic engineering and nanotechnology, and provide a better understanding of the origins of living systems, and the causes of Alzheimer's Disease.
This video highlights the development, manufacturing process, and proposed functions (cell encapsulation devices and controlled drug delivery carriers) of our self-assembling nanoliter containers.