Dissipative Self-Assembly: Fueling with Chemicals versus Light

Maren Weißenfels, Julius Gemen, Rafal Klajn

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Challenges and opportunities: • Design systems exhibiting behaviors analogous to natural supramolecular polymers (such as microtubules) beyond reversible self-assembly, such as transducing energy stored in chemical fuels into a mechanical force • Expand the scope of applications for dissipative self-assembly by adapting applications developed for chemically fueled systems to light-fueled systems and vice versa • Integrate optically and chemically responsive elements within a single system, thus enabling independent or cooperative control of dissipative self-assembly using light and chemical fuels

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-37
Number of pages15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 14 2021


  • materials
  • nanoparticles
  • SDG9: Industry, innovation, and infrastructure
  • self-assembly
  • stimuli-responsive
  • supramolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Biochemistry, medical
  • Materials Chemistry

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