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.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||2 Apr 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|