Institute of Innovative Research, 
Tokyo Institute of Technology.


Press Release

Atom by Atom: Building Precise Smaller Nanoparticles with Templates

Despite rapid advances of nanoscience, the properties of quasi-sub-nanomaterials with structures falling between molecules and solids remain unrevealed. However, researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have now developed a cost-effective method for creating these quasi-sub-nanomaterials. This method involves forming multiple metallo- or organo-complexes on dendron units to create supramolecular structures that can be reduced to quasi-sub-nanoparticles with the desired number of atoms.