(50b) Self-Assembly of Biomimetic Nanoparticles
- Conference: AIChE Annual Meeting
- Year: 2018
- Proceeding: 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
- Group: Engineering Sciences and Fundamentals
- Time: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:45pm-4:00pm
Recent findings show that engineering of the interparticle forces between nanoparticles make possible self-organization into complex superstructures without templates of pattern-guiding biological ligands of high molecular weight. Remarkably, their geometrical and functional complexity can rival those found in biology which reflects the biomimetic behavior of nanoscale inorganic matter. The new opportunities in nano-manufacturing based on the complex self-assembled nanostructures will be demonstrated using chiral nanomaterials that can lead to new optoelectronic devices. The fundamental significance of studies in this area will be discussed in relation to the origin of homochirality on Earth and spontaneously formed catalytic nanocompartments (protocells).