Self-assembly as a route to fibrous materials: Concepts, opportunities and challenges

Christopher Viney

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Abstract

This contribution illustrates the breadth of context from which lessons for fibre self-assembly are being learned, and the breadth of context in which those lessons can be applied. It is a plea for interdisciplinarity, written to reflect themes and concerns that emerged from discussions nucleated at a EuroConference on Self-Assembling Fibrous Materials (Bad Herrenalb, Germany, September 2002). Many of the discussions (formal and informal) occurred at the meeting, some are ongoing via e-mail and telephone, and some will take more than a lifetime to resolve. Summarized here are principles that pertain to self-assembly in general and fibrous self-assembly in particular, directions in which relevant studies are (or perhaps should be) headed, and limitations that must be recognized. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-101
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Fibre
  • Natural material
  • Peptide
  • Processing
  • Protein
  • Self-assembly

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