Gyroids and Clathrates by Colloidal Design – GOYA
In a context where new technologies require ever-increasing functional materials, the field of bottom-up design has recently seen the emergence of strategies to greatly extend the range of crystalline phases accessible to colloidal self-assembly, securing a viable path to novel materials with exciting properties. In this context, we will forge a self-assembly pathway to colloidal chiral gyroids and clathrates, motivated by their valuable properties in photonics and mechanics. This project aims at (i) the definition of the self-assembly strategies to the colloidal structures of interest with the help of computer simulations, (ii) the synthesis of the suitable building blocks in bulk, (iii) the experimental in-situ study of their DNA-guided assembly by a combination of advanced techniques.
Monsieur Etienne Ducrot (CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PAUL PASCAL)
The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.
C.R.P.P CENTRE DE RECHERCHE PAUL PASCAL
Help of the ANR 226,016 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: - 42 Months