Module 2: Biologically inspired assembly of optical materials

F/D

This module focuses on the fundamental physical and physical-chemical aspects of self-assembly as well as applications of self-assembled structures in photonic applications. Self-assembly happens when the components of a system assemble themselves spontaneously via an interaction to form a larger functional unit. This spontaneous organization can take place because of a direct interaction and/or environmental factors.

Research projects

  • Design of optical materials via self-assembly of patchy particles
  • Interplay of order and disorder in bio-photonic materials
  • Structurally colored micron scaled pigments for inkjet printing
  • Physical mechanisms underlying the self-assembly of living optical materials
  • Disguising the core: Photonic core-shell particles

Project leaders:

Design of optical materials via self-assembly of patchy particles

Interplay of order and disorder in bio-photonic materials

Structurally colored micron scaled pigments for inkjet printing

Physical mechanisms underlying the self-assembly of living optical materials

Disguising the core: Photonic core-shell particles

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