Although thermodynamically different, self-assembly and dissipative structure formation often work together to bring about highly ordered structures in an open system. This mutual assistance between self-assembly and dissipative structure formation is regarded as self-organization for a system to increase the degrees of hierarchy and complexity. An example for this comprehensive idea is given by hierarchic self-organization of organo-passivatedmetal nanoparticles in dissipatively isolated polymer matrices.
|Title of host publication||Bottom-Up Self-Organization in Supramolecular Soft Matter|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles and Prototypical Examples of Recent Advances|
|Publisher||Springer International Publishing|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2015|