Inside Cover: Self-Assembled Organic Nanostructures with Metallic-Like Stiffness (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51/2010) Academic Article uri icon


  • Self-assembled organic nanostructures show a remarkable metallic-like Young s modulus of up to 275 GPa, as measured by indentation-type experiments with atomic force microscopy using a diamond-tip cantilever. In their Communication on page 9939 ff., E. Gazit, I. Rousso, and co-workers outline how these aromatic dipeptide nanospheres are the stiffest organic materials reported to date, and are attractive building blocks for the design and assembly of ultrarigid composite biomaterials.

publication date

  • January 1, 2010