The rate of energy dissipation determines probabilities of non-equilibrium assemblies

Konstantin V. Tretiakov, Igal G Szleifer, Bartosz A. Grzybowski*

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Abstract

Outside thermodynamic equilibrium, outcomes of self-assembly can be dictated not by energy but by the energy dissipation rate. Remarkably, non-equilibrium self-assembly can lead to both low- and high-dissipation structures. The latter, thermodynamically more wasteful structures are exponentially less probable with increasing dissipation rate. This dependence is quantified in a Boltzmann-like relation for non-equilibrium systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10304-10308
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number39
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

Keywords

  • energy dissipation
  • entropy production
  • non-equilibrium
  • self-assembly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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