APPLICATIONS OF SELFASSEMBLED SYSTEMS There are several areas of practical interest for which selfassembly ofApr 16, 2002 Fourth, selfassembly seems to offer one of the most general strategies now available for generating nanostructures. Thus selfassembly is important in a range of fields: chemistry, physics, biology, materials science, nanoscience, and manufacturing. There is an exciting opportunity for selfassembly to develop through self assembly applications
Selfassembly can also both generate structures with true threedimensional order, and do so in bulk and inexpen sively. An example is the selfassembly of atoms and molecules into stable crystalline CdSe nanoparticles, and the subsequent selfassembly of the nanoparticles into threedimensional photonic crystals16.
This review briefly covers the recent breathtaking progress in the synthesis, selfassembly behavior, and applications of BCPs. Section 2 briefly describes the synthetic strategies for the Section 2 briefly describes the synthetic strategies for the SelfAssembly. Selfassembly is the fundamental principle which generates structural organization on all scales from molecules to galaxies. It is defined as reversible processes in which preexisting parts or disordered components of a preexisting system form structures of patterns.self assembly applications Selfassembly is a process in which a disordered system of preexisting components forms an organized structure or pattern as a consequence of specific, local interactions among the components themselves, without external direction. When the constitutive components are molecules, the process is termed molecular selfassembly. Self
A recent review by Xu et al. highlights the application of these aforementioned techniques on the assembly of spherical nanoparticles, while a recent review by Composto et al. offers detailed discussion of anisotropic nanorod assembly within polymeric matrices. This review aims to extend the discussion of these topics and provide a survey of the self assembly applications tion, selfassembly in different media and under different conditions, and nally their applications in the nanocom posites eld. While these aspects are Molecular Selfassembly Molecular selfassembly is ubiquitous in nature and has now emerged as a new approach in chemical synthesis,