Rational design of nanomaterials from assembly and reconfigurability of polymer-tethered nanoparticles

Ryan L. Marson, Trung Dac Nguyen, Sharon C. Glotzer*

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Abstract

Polymer-based nanomaterials have captured increasing interest over the past decades for their promising use in a wide variety of applications including photovoltaics, catalysis, optics, and energy storage. Bottom-up assembly engineering based on the self- and directed-assembly of polymer-based building blocks has been considered a powerful means to robustly fabricate and efficiently manipulate target nanostructures. Here, we give a brief review of the recent advances in assembly and reconfigurability of polymer-based nanostructures. We also highlight the role of computer simulation in discovering the fundamental principles of assembly science and providing critical design tools for assembly engineering of complex nanostructured materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-406
Number of pages10
JournalMRS Communications
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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