Self-Sorting and Directed Molecular Self-Assembly towards New Soft Materials

Yiming Wang

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Molecular self-assembly has been realized as a powerful approach to control the organization of materials from molecular to macroscopic length scale. While for a long time molecular self-assembly has focused on the investigation of systems involving a single component and under thermodynamic equilibrium. In recent years the interests are shifting towards more complex multicomponent and non-equilibrium self-assembly systems, where the richest functions of the resulted supramolecular objects can be harnessed. In this thesis, multicomponent supramolecular self-assembly and directed molecular self-assembly leading to out-of-equilibrium supramolecular systems are investigated, with the aim to construct new soft functional materials.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • van Esch, J.H., Supervisor
  • Eelkema, R., Supervisor
Award date2 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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