Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization

Autonomous emulsions

Herminghaus, Stephan
Dynamik komplexer Fluide
Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation, Göttingen
A concept is put forward which should allow for the realization of functional nano-systems by means of self-assembly of soft matter. The choice of soft matter suggests itself from the fact that nature chose that class of materials for the development of life. It is demonstrated that gel-emulsions with a well-defined droplet size, which self-assemble in defined geometric environments in a predictable way, are in fact suitable for the implementation of complex function.

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