Researchers have developed a method to create colloidal diamonds

The scientists said that the development of colloidal diamonds is "a dream of researchers since the 1990s." it

structure of the smallest particles of the same size andshapes that are interconnected in the form of a diamond lattice. Stable, self-assembling formations of miniature materials have the potential to make light waves as useful as electrons.

Researchers at New York Universityhave studied these structures and possible ways to connect them to each other for decades. Now they have presented a method where each colloid attaches to another using DNA strands on the surface. Moreover, when colloids collide with each other in a liquid medium, DNA molecules adhere to each other and bind particles. Depending on where the DNA is attached to the colloid, the pattern structure can be varied.

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Scientists have found that they can usesteric blocking effect, which will spontaneously create the necessary stepped connections and create a solid structure. In this case, when the pyramidal colloids approached each other, they joined in the required orientation to form a diamond structure. Therefore, instead of engaging in the expensive and painstaking process of creating these structures using nanomachines, this mechanism allows colloids to structure without the need for external intervention. Moreover, diamond structures are stable even when the liquid in which they are formed disappears.

This discovery can be applied to light and cost-effective high-efficiency lasers, new types of beam sensors and systems, and light control in three-dimensional photonic integrated circuits.

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