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Accueil du site > LPCNO > Séminaires > 2016 > Complex materials from self-assembly — insights from computer simulations

Complex materials from self-assembly — insights from computer simulations

Date : 21/07/2016 à 14:00

Titre : Complex materials from self-assembly — insights from computer simulations

Intervenant : Michael Grünwald

Provenance : Department of Chemistry, University of Utah

Salle : Salle de séminaire - LPCNO

Résumé : Self-assembly of building blocks ranging from molecules to colloidal particles is a major tool for creating functional materials. While the variety of building blocks that can be synthesized is ever expanding, our understanding of formation mechanisms of nanomaterials, and how these can be controlled experimentally, has not increased at the same pace. Computer simulations can give a detailed picture of self-assembly processes and guide the development of new functional materials. In this talk I will discuss recent computational efforts in our group to understand the self-assembly of complex materials, including principles for guiding the assembly of nanoparticles with external fields, and insights into the nucleation and growth of metal-organic frameworks, a class of highly porous crystalline materials.