molecular self-assembly

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molecular self-assembly

[mə′lek·yə·lər ‚self ə′sem·blē]
(organic chemistry)
The spontaneous aggregation of molecules into well-defined, stable, noncovalently bonded assemblies that are held together by intermolecular forces.
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Renewal Laboratories' patent pending process harnesses the natural power of molecular self assembly to transform fish oil into stable water soluble microparticles without using any chemical additives.
As part of IBM's efforts to increase its lead in the application of fundamental nanotechnology advancements, such as the molecular self assembly technique announced today, IBM inventors continue to apply for and receive numerous important patents.
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