Nanoparticles of various shapes can self-assemble into new structuring material, offering better controlled optical (e.g. polarization of light emission) and electronic (e.g. conductivity) properties in finely tuned 3D structures at multiple scales.
In order to functionalise such structuring matter, it is essential to control the length scales of the self-assemblies and the inner crystallographic orientation.
In this case, self-assemblies of non-spherical particles with size and shape uniformity are introduced since they can form various hierarchical structures with controlled orientations that matter to the overall material properties. [1,2].