A Real Space Study of Self-Assembly Mechanisms in Complex Colloidal Systems

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Abstract

In recent years, the field of colloidal self-assembly has made significant advancements, offering an enticing platform to explore and understand order emergence in complex systems. This thesis investigates self-assembly phenomena, focusing on the interplay between system complexity and resulting structures and functionalities. Through experimentation, utilizing colloidal particles as building blocks, we confirm the potential of real space investigations. Thus, we aim to decipher the underlying mechanisms governing self-assembly and reveal their relationship with system parameters.
Date of Award3 Oct 2023
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Bristol
SupervisorPaul Bartlett (Supervisor) & Annela M Seddon (Supervisor)

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