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Themed collection Chemical systems out of equilibrium

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Editorial

Chemical systems out of equilibrium

Guest editors Jan van Esch, Rafal Klajn and Sijbren Otto introduce the chemical systems out of equilibrium issue of Chemical Society Reviews.

Graphical abstract: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Open Access Review Article

Stimuli-responsive self-assembly of nanoparticles

Ligand-protected nanoparticles can serve as attractive building blocks for constructing complex chemical systems.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive self-assembly of nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

Two-dimensional flow of driven particles: a microfluidic pathway to the non-equilibrium frontier

We discuss the basic physics of the flow of micron-scale droplets in 2D geometry.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional flow of driven particles: a microfluidic pathway to the non-equilibrium frontier
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

Photoswitchable molecules as key ingredients to drive systems away from the global thermodynamic minimum

We highlight the unique features of photodynamic equilibria that drive chemical reactions and transport, structure formation and molecular motion.

Graphical abstract: Photoswitchable molecules as key ingredients to drive systems away from the global thermodynamic minimum
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

Active colloids with collective mobility status and research opportunities

A survey is presented of the status of and research opportunities in the field of collectively moving active matter.

Graphical abstract: Active colloids with collective mobility status and research opportunities
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

From dynamic self-assembly to networked chemical systems

Structures self-assembled away from thermodynamic equilibrium can control the flux of matter and energy within larger, networked chemical systems.

Graphical abstract: From dynamic self-assembly to networked chemical systems
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

Non-equilibrium assembly of microtubules: from molecules to autonomous chemical robots

Biological systems have evolved to harness non-equilibrium processes from the molecular to the macro scale.

Graphical abstract: Non-equilibrium assembly of microtubules: from molecules to autonomous chemical robots
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Review Article

Materials learning from life: concepts for active, adaptive and autonomous molecular systems

A broad overview of functional aspects in biological and synthetic out-of-equilibrium systems.

Graphical abstract: Materials learning from life: concepts for active, adaptive and autonomous molecular systems
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Tutorial Review

Dissipative out-of-equilibrium assembly of man-made supramolecular materials

This tutorial review focuses on the structural and kinetic design of dissipative self-assembling systems and highlight their resulting unique properties.

Graphical abstract: Dissipative out-of-equilibrium assembly of man-made supramolecular materials
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Tutorial Review

‘Fuelled’ motion: phoretic motility and collective behaviour of active colloids

Phoretic motility is a propulsion mechanism used to design active particles which display complex collective behaviours, characterised experimentally and theoretically.

Graphical abstract: ‘Fuelled’ motion: phoretic motility and collective behaviour of active colloids
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Open Access Tutorial Review

Non-equilibrium supramolecular polymerization

Supramolecular polymers can reside in four distinct thermodynamic states. The preparation protocol and mechanistic insights allow to identify each one of them. Going beyond equilibrium polymerization is an exciting new direction in the field of supramolecular chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Non-equilibrium supramolecular polymerization
From the themed collection: Chemical systems out of equilibrium
Tutorial Review

Mastering the non-equilibrium assembly and operation of molecular machines

External fluctuations can drive formation of a non-equilibrium steady state.

Graphical abstract: Mastering the non-equilibrium assembly and operation of molecular machines
From the themed collection: Nobel Prize Updates
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About this collection

After many decades of research on self-assembled systems that are under thermodynamic control, non-equilibrium systems are, more recently, receiving rapidly increasing attention. Biology clearly shows the wealth of functional potential contained in non-equilibrium systems, and impressive progress has recently been made in mimicking such systems and synthesizing completely synthetic systems that operate away from thermodynamic equilibrium. This Chemical Society Reviews themed issue, guest edited by Rafal Klajn (Weizmann Institute), Jan van Esch (Delft University of Technology) and Sijbren Otto (University of Groningen), aims to give the state of the art in this area by compiling contributions from different fields (biophysics, supramolecular chemistry, colloid chemistry). New articles will be added to this collection as they are published.

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