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Prof. Miko Elwenspoek: "Selfassembly"

Wann 02.03.2009
von 11:15 bis 12:15
Wo FRIAS Seminarraum, Albertstr. 19
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Professor Miko Elwenspoek
External Senior Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies



Selfassembly refers to a spontaneous process of the emergence of structures by assembly of units. In this talk I’ll give some examples of selfassembly, show the importance of this process in nature (e.g. crystal growth, the formation of spiral galaxies) and biology (formation of cell membranes, folding of proteins) and discuss possibilities and achievements of selfassembly in technology. Of particular interest is the selfassembly of amphiphilic molecules in relation of nano- and microparticles which chemical and geometrical anisotropy: Particles with hydrophobic patches assemble in aqueous suspensions by avoiding contact of these patches with water.