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Prof. Daan Frenkel “The puzzle of self-assembly and the self-assembly of puzzles”

March 27 @ 4:30 pm

A holy grail of nano-technology is to create truly complex, 
multi-component structures by self-assembly. Most self-assembly has 
focused on the creation of "structural complexity". In my talk, I will 
discuss "Addressable Complexity": the creation of structures that 
contain hundreds or thousands of distinct building blocks that all have 
to find their place in a 3D structure. Recent experiments have 
demonstrated the feasibility of making such structures. Simulation and 
theory yield surprising insights that can inform the design of novel 
structures and materials [1].

[1]William M. Jacobs and Daan Frenkel, Self-Assembly of Structures with 
Addressable Complexity, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138 (8), pp 2457–2467

 

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Date:
March 27
Time:
4:30 pm
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Venue

ISIS

Organizer

Vladimir Torbeev

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