Hailed as one of the key areas of nanoscience likely to shape future scientific research, self-assembly offers the most promising route to true molecular nanotechnology. Focusing on this dynamic new field, Self Assembly: The Science of Things That Put Themselves Together explores nature's self-assembly of structures, the use of it to build engineer

chapter 1|14 pages


part 1|2 pages

Part I: The Natural World

chapter 2|32 pages

Inorganic Systems

chapter 3|18 pages

Organic Systems

chapter 4|14 pages

Lessons from the Natural World

part 2|2 pages

Part II: Engineered Systems

chapter 6|30 pages

Static Self-Assembly

chapter 7|34 pages

Dynamic Self-Assembly

chapter 8|28 pages

DNA Self-Assembly

part 3|2 pages

Part III: The Future

chapter 9|42 pages

Models of Self-Assembly

chapter 10|12 pages


chapter 11|16 pages

Color Plates

chapter |12 pages


chapter |4 pages

A The Calculus of Variations

chapter |2 pages

B Useful Web Sites