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Self-Assembling Molecular Structures, Novel molecular structures and materials

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One of the holy grails of nano-science is to design complex structures that assemble themselves. This can only work if the different building blocks `know where to go’.

In my talk I will discuss some of the principles behind complex self-assembly. Some of these principles may be counter-intuitive (such as assembly due to an increase in entropy), others, such as the assembly of DNA -tagged particles, may sound more plausible, but are difficult to implement.

In my talk I will discuss some of the insights gained through computer simulations and I will argue that, whilst the field started slowly, the future looks bright.

This talk is part of the Cambridge Society for the Application of Research (CSAR) series.

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