Giovanni Volpe will give an online invited presentation at the First Global Symposium on Janus Particles (GSJP) 2020.
GSJP will bring together a collection of experts who are in the vanguard of scientific and engineering investigations on Janus particles all around the globe.
The contribution of Giovanni Volpe will be presented according to the following schedule:
Light-controlled Assembly of Active Colloidal Molecules
Activity and life have emerged from a primordial broth of simple building blocks when the presence of energy flows made these blocks come together and interact in non-trivial ways. Here, we use experiments and simulations demonstrating that active molecules can be created and controlled by light. Shining light on a primordial broth containing passive particles of two different species, we create active colloidal molecules of increasing complexity, which behave as migrators, spinners and rotators. This demonstrates a powerful new route for nonequilibrium self-assembly, which may help explaining the emergence of complex systems in living matter and may also proof useful as a design principle for the construction of flexible micromotors and cargo transport in health care applications.
Date: 1 October 2020
Time: 10:10 (EST)