NON-EQ-SA

NON-EQuilibrium Self-Assembly

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG 

 Organization address address: rue Blaise Pascal 4
city: Strasbourg
postcode: 67070

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Sandrine
Cognome: Schott-Carrière
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 36 88 51124

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Totale costo 100˙000 €
 EC contributo 100˙000 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2013-CIG
 Funding Scheme MC-CIG
 Anno di inizio 2014
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2014-03-01   -   2018-02-28

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG

 Organization address address: rue Blaise Pascal 4
city: Strasbourg
postcode: 67070

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Sandrine
Cognome: Schott-Carrière
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 36 88 51124

FR (Strasbourg) coordinator 100˙000.00

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structure    structures    synthetic    materials    thermodynamic    nature    supramolecular    assemblies    chemical    equilibrium    living    respectively   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Living systems operate in a far-from-equilibrium state: they need to eat, drink, and breathe to power the continuous chemical processes occurring in each of their cells, in order to stay alive. When the supply of food or nutrients is stopped the living systems relax to their thermodynamic equilibrium state, that is, death. So far, scientists (and chemists in particular) have managed to make synthetic analogs of many of the intricate structures found in nature, using the tools of organic and supramolecular chemistry. These synthetic structures, impressive as they are, mostly reside either in their thermodynamic equilibrium, or in kinetically trapped states. In sharp contrast with nature, however, we are not yet able to keep chemical structure in a far-from-equilibrium state reliably and controllably. In this proposal we attempt to overcome the latter inability by pushing biological and synthetic supramolecular assemblies out of their thermodynamic equilibrium using a chemical fuel or using thermal/magnetic field gradients, respectively. We believe that the resulting dissipative nonequilibrium self-assemblies (NON-EQ-SA) envisioned by Prigogine (Nobel laureate 1977) can be controlled to a higher extent than currently possible in equilibrium. Our method to control the structure of supramolecular assemblies would be of great importance to materials science and medicine, where well-defined entities lead to improved materials performance and pharmacological efficacy, respectively.'

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