Unformatted text preview: behavior of these unique and interesting supramolecules will establish a base and open new roads to technologically important, functional hierarchical materials. Since the built-in functionalities can be readily incorporated and the fundamental principles should be applicable, the proposed studies will open new avenues to functional hierarchical materials. The proposed studies are geared toward elucidating the self-assembly of soft material and generating hierarchical functional nanostructures in thin films. These studies are transformative and have direct connections to many applications in the microelectronics industry. The proposed studies will add a new dimension to our existing knowledge of the directed assembly of organic/inorganic hybrid materials and will elucidate the interplay between the self-assembly processes in multi-component systems....
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- Spring '10
- Polymer, Molecule, Liquid crystal, Soft matter, different length scales