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  • New structures self-assemble in synchronized dance

    Researchers from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University demonstrated tiny spheres that synchronize their movements as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube. From left, Erik Luijten, Jing Yan, Steve Granick and Sung Chul Bae.

    Researchers from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University demonstrated tiny spheres that synchronize their movements as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube. From left, Erik Luijten, Jing Yan, Steve Granick and Sung Chul Bae.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's note: To reach Steve Granick, call 217-333-5720; email: sgranick@illinois.edu. To reach Erik Luijten, call 847-491-4097; email: luijten@northwestern.edu.