Molecular “Bricks” and “Scaffolding”

18 Apr 2018
Sophie Protheroe

The peptide molecules self-assemble into long structures called nanofibers, which come together to form a molecular “scaffold”. The benzoate molecules self-assemble into sheet-like structures called nanobelts, which layer on top of each other to form molecular “bricks”. With the help of the scaffold, the bricks form molecular towers.

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