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Mila Boncheva videos, explaining self-assembly

Mila Boncheva

Mila Boncheva works on molecular self-assembly in George Whitesides' lab at Harvard University. Self-assembly is a process in which components spontaneously form ordered aggregates. The components may have a size ranging from molecular to macroscopic. A more detailed explanation aimed at the general reader may be found in an article (pdf-format) they co-wrote for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. You can watch the following streaming videos of Dr. Boncheva explaining self-assembly to Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent in QuickTime format (small screen requires 56Kbps, large screen 112Kbps):

Mila Boncheva explains self-assembly (part 1)
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Mila Boncheva explains self-assembly (part 2)
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This page was last updated on 1 January 2003 by Arne Hessenbruch.