Description

Self-assembly is a process that creates complex heirarchical structures through the statistical exploration of alternative configurations. These processes occur without external intervention. Self-Assembly processes are ubiquitous in nature. Understanding how nature produces self-assembled systems will represent an enormous leap forward in our technological capabilities. Robustness and versatility are some of the most important properties of self-assembling natural systems. Although systems where self-assembly occurs, or which are created by a self-assembling process, are remarkably vaired, some common principles are starting to be discerned. The unifying thread throughout the book is the "Computational Nature of Self-Assembling Systems."

Key Features

*The only book to showcases state-of-the-art self-assembly systems that arise from the computational, biological, chemical, physical and engineering disciplines *Coherent, integrated view of both book practice examples and new trends with a clearly presented computational flavor *Written by world experts in each area

Readership

Scientists, researchers and post-graduate students, practitioners in industry, engineering and science, managers, decision-makers and policy makers

Table of Contents

Ch. 1: Self-Organised Nanoparticle Assemblies: A Panoply of Patterns Ch. 2: Biomimetic Design of Dynamic Self-Assembling Systems Ch. 3: Computing by Self-Assembly: DNA Molecules, Polyominoes, Cells Ch. 4: Evolutionary Design of a Model of Self-Assembling Chemical Structures Ch. 5: Self-Assembly as an Engineering Concept across Size Scales Ch. 6: Probabilistic Analysis of Self-Assembled Molecular Networks Ch. 7: The "Programming Language" of Dynamic Self-Assembly Ch. 8: Self-Assembled Computer Architectures Ch. 9: Simulation of Self-Assembly Processes Using Abstract Reduction Systems Ch.10: Computer Aided Search for Optimal Self-Assembly Systems Ch.11: Programmable Self-Assembly-Theoretical Aspects and DNA-Linked Nanoparticles Ch.12: From Microscopic Rules to Emergent Cooperativity in Large-Scale Patterns Ch.13: Automated Self-Assembling Programming

Details

No. of pages:
304
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080559759
Print ISBN:
9780444528650

About the series-volume-editors

Natalio Krasnogor

Affiliations and Expertise

Automated Scheduling, Optimisation, and Planning Research Group, School of Computer Science and IT, University of Nottingham, UK

Steve Gustafson

Affiliations and Expertise

Automated Scheduling, Optimisation, and Planning Research Group, School of Computer Science and IT, University of Nottingham, UK

David A. Pelta

Affiliations and Expertise

Depto. de Ciencias de la Computacion e Inteligencia Artificial, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad de Granada

Jose L. Verdegay

Affiliations and Expertise

Depto.de Ciencias de la Computacion e Inteligencia Artifical, E.T.S. de Ingenieria Informatica, Universidad de Granada