Structured Colloids: Helices, Pacmen, Patches, and Self-replication
David Pine, Professor of Physics, New York University
Friday, April 24, 2009
This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series
We are developing new kinds of colloids that interact with each other via specific directional interactions. Using a variety of interactions, including magnetic, lock-and-key shape recognition, and complementary DNA base-pair binding, we build complex coilloidal microstructures and seek to develop a scheme whereby these structures can self-replicate.