Hierarchical self-organization and self-assembly: Metal nanoparticles in polymer matrices

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBottom-Up Self-Organization in Supramolecular Soft Matter
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Prototypical Examples of Recent Advances
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783319194103
ISBN (Print)9783319194097
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015

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Yamaguchi, T., Suematsu, N., & Mahara, H. (2015). Hierarchical self-organization and self-assembly: Metal nanoparticles in polymer matrices. In Bottom-Up Self-Organization in Supramolecular Soft Matter: Principles and Prototypical Examples of Recent Advances (pp. 1-10). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19410-3_1