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Title: Clathrate colloidal crystals

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Bio-Inspired Energy Science (CBES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
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Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 355; Journal Issue: 6328; Related Information: CBES partners with Northwestern University (lead); Harvard University; New York University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Michigan; University of Pittsburgh; Journal ID: ISSN 0036-8075
Country of Publication:
United States
catalysis (homogeneous), solar (photovoltaic), bio-inspired, charge transport, mesostructured materials, materials and chemistry by design, synthesis (novel materials), synthesis (self-assembly)

Citation Formats

Lin, Haixin, Lee, Sangmin, Sun, Lin, Spellings, Matthew, Engel, Michael, Glotzer, Sharon C., and Mirkin, Chad A. Clathrate colloidal crystals. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1126/science.aal3919.
Lin, Haixin, Lee, Sangmin, Sun, Lin, Spellings, Matthew, Engel, Michael, Glotzer, Sharon C., & Mirkin, Chad A. Clathrate colloidal crystals. United States. doi:10.1126/science.aal3919.
Lin, Haixin, Lee, Sangmin, Sun, Lin, Spellings, Matthew, Engel, Michael, Glotzer, Sharon C., and Mirkin, Chad A. Thu . "Clathrate colloidal crystals". United States. doi:10.1126/science.aal3919.
title = {Clathrate colloidal crystals},
author = {Lin, Haixin and Lee, Sangmin and Sun, Lin and Spellings, Matthew and Engel, Michael and Glotzer, Sharon C. and Mirkin, Chad A.},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1126/science.aal3919},
journal = {Science},
issn = {0036-8075},
number = 6328,
volume = 355,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}

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