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Chapter 7

Non-equilibrium Molecular Self-assembly

We discuss theoretical frameworks for non-equilibrium self-assembly and illustrate these for the archetypical molecular self-assembly system. It is found that model predictions compare favourably to experimental results on an out-of-equilibrium gelating system. Extensions of the model to more interesting behaviour such as bi-stability due to non-linear and autocatalytic formation kinetics are discussed.

Print publication date: 16 Oct 2015
Copyright year: 2016
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-024-2
PDF eISBN: 978-1-78262-254-3
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78262-736-4