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Abstract's title: Designing building blocks at the molecular level
Submitting author: Barbara Capone
Affiliation: Department of Science, University of Roma Tre
Affiliation Address: Via della Vasca Navale 84, Roma, Italy
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
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Abstract

Creating novel building blocks, which allow for an easy and large­ scale fabrication of complex materials, is a challenge and a central goal of diverse scientific fields, ranging from Physics to Materials Science. Over the past years, much effort has been put into creating tunable building blocks that could self-assemble and stabilize complex structures with particular features.
Polymeric macromolecules of various shapes and architectures, have been shown to be extremely promising tunable systems able to first self-assemble on the single molecule scale and then to scale up on the mesoscale undergoing hierarchical self-assembling processes.
We will here show how to design polymeric building blocks and nano materials starting from the single macromolecule up to finite concentrations, showing how a combination of a multi scale methodology and interaction with the experimental counterpart allows to predict and design properties of materials on the mesoscale