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The yin and yang of entropy: When disorder begets organized nanostructures

By / August 17, 2012

Shapes can arrange themselves into crystal structures through entropy alone, new research from the University of Michigan shows. Credit: P. Damasceno, M. Engel, S. Glotzer. Oddly enough (at least at first glance), a new paper in Science reports that computer simulations show the effects of entropy can lead to useful, ordered structures at the nano…

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