Self-assembly of Nano- and Micro-structured Materials Using Colloidal Engineering, Volume 12, covers the recent breakthroughs in the design and manufacture of functional colloids at the micro- and nanoscale level. In addition, it provides analyses on how these functionalities can be exploited to develop self-assembly pathways towards nano- and micro-structured materials. As we seek increasingly complex functions for colloidal superstructures, in silico design will play a critical role in guiding experimental fabrication by reducing the element of trial-and-error that wouldotherwise be involved.
In addition to novel experimental approaches, recent developments in computational modelling are also presented, along with an overview of the arsenal of designing tools that are available to the modern materials scientist.
- 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
- Presents recent developments in computational modelling
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1. Magnetic colloids as building blocks for complex structures: Preparation and assembly 2. Dynamic assembly of magnetic nanocolloids 3. Patchy colloids: a theoretical and numerical perspective on functionalized units for self-assembly 4. Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Janus and Triblock Patchy Particles 5. Understanding the self-assembly of DNA-coated-colloids via Theory and Simulations 6. Colloidal Microfluidics
Dwaipayan Chakrabarti is a Lecturer in Soft Matter in the School of Chemistry at the University of Birmingham, UK with expertise in theory and computation. He has held a number of prestigious research fellowships at the University of Cambridge before moving to Birmingham. The overarching theme of his research is in silico design of soft materials to inform fabrication of functional architectures as well as formulation of consumer products. The current focus is on programming colloidal self-assembly, exploring bottom-routes to realise novel structures.
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.