7.4 Reactive Chemical Systems: Assembly and Dynamics of Soft Matter Observed by Liquid Cell TEM

Project: Research project

Project Details


The overarching goal of this program is to develop a fundamental understanding of biomolecule-encoded active polymers and their behaviors in response to environmental stimuli through direct observation of the fundamental changes in their morphological, physical and chemical properties on the nanoscale resulting in signal transduction across length scales. A hallmark of the proposed research is the use of peptide-based brush polymers as enzyme- and other biomolecule-responsive synthons. These responsive polymeric elements will be surfactants, sitting at interfaces and interacting with a variety of molecular frameworks with the whole designed as an integrated sense-response chemical system. The overarching goal of this research is to develop chemical systems capable of transducing a molecular scale interaction into a response across long length scales constituting nano- to micro-scale information transfer
Effective start/end date7/1/176/30/22


  • Army Research Office (W911NF-17-1-0326 P0008)


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