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
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
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.
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.