I. Programming colloidal self-assembly: the state of the art
II. Magnetic colloids as building blocks for complex structures: preparation and assembly
III. Dynamic assembly of superparamagnetic colloids
IV. Theory and Simulation of DNA-coated colloids and multivalent interactions
V. Self-assembly of patchy colloids in silico
VI. Directed self-assembly of patchy colloids: Experimental perspectives
VII. Shape-anisotropic colloids and their self-assembly
VIII. Self-assembly of DNA-coated colloids
Colloidal self-assembly has the potential to revolutionize the way we engineer and develop novel materials. Thanks to a paradigm shift in recent years, colloidal building blocks with increasingly complex shapes and functionalities, are opening up new avenues in bottom-up material design. Self-Assembly of Nano- and Micro-structured Materials using Colloidal Engineering cover the recent breakthroughs in the design and manufacture of functional colloids at the micro- and nanoscale level, and analyses how these functionalities can be exploited to develop self-assembly pathways towards nano- and micro-structured materials. As we are seeking increasingly complex functions for colloidal superstructures, in silico design has a critical role to play to
guide experimental fabrication by reducing the element of trial-and-error that would be involved otherwise in the synthetic routes.
Self-Assembly of Nano- and Micro-structured Materials using Colloidal Engineering captures the state of the art of micro- and nanoscale colloid engineering, which has added a new dimension to the field of colloid science and will specifically provide insight into how anisotropic colloidal interactions are rationally engineered through the use of shapes and surface chemistry, and exploited to fabricate colloidal superstructures via self-assembly. In addition to novel experimental approaches, recent developments in computational modelling will be presented to offer a broader vision
of the full arsenal of designing tools that are available to the modern materials scientist.
- Explores the engineering of nano- and micro-sized functionalized colloids for their self-assembly into colloidal superstructures
- Focuses on promoting feedback between experiment, theory and computation in this cross-disciplinary research area
- Shows how colloid science plays a crucial role in the bottom-up fabrication of nanostructured materials
Researchers and postgraduates working in the areas of nanomaterials, nanoengineering and colloid science
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- 1st September 2018
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Dwaipayan Chakrabarti is a Fellow in the School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK. He has held a number of research fellowships before moving to Birmingham to establish his research group in pursuit of rational design of functional materials in silico.. His research interests focus on nanoscale and colloidal self-assembly, exploring routes to design novel structures.
School of Chemistry, University Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Stefano Sacanna is Assistant Professor of Chemistry, New York University, USA. His research focuses on using colloidal matter to engineer nano- and micro-structured new materials.
Department of Chemistry, New York University, Silver Center, NY, USA